Tawa College donation to the friends of Tawa Bush
Students at Tawa College donating rat traps to the Friends of Tawa Bush. At the start of the year a group of students studied the threat to native bush and its inhabitants from predators such as rats. This lead to the school bidding for and gaining a grant to make rat traps for the local community and the school. These traps were then donated to the Friends of Tawa Bush to help with their pest control plan. In total 20 wooden boxes and traps were donated. Students said they enjoyed making the traps and value was added to the project knowing that the traps would have a purpose in the community supporting those who were working to improve the environment. The purpose of the task was to give students work skills ready for leaving school, support with research and writing reports and for them to see what a difference they could make to their environment in small but significant ways.