At Apollo Bay P12 College, the Year 5/6 students celebrated National Wattle Day by dressing up in gold and green for their morning Google Meet!
The school was lucky enough to receive some very special wattle seeds through the ‘Seeds in space’ program. That’s right – these wattle seeds have been in space! The wattle seeds were sent into space aboard a SpaceX rocket and delivered to the ISS where they lived for 6 months. A special parcel was delivered to the school this week, with the seeds and equipment for conducting the two-year science investigation.
To celebrate this momentous occasion and enjoy the sunshine for the first day of spring, students were set the challenge to find wattle designed painted rocks. These were scattered from Marengo, across the Apollo Bay foreshore and to Skenes Creek. Keep your eye out, whilst walking, as there
may still be undiscovered treasures!
ABC Weekend Breakfast news found out about this amazing occasion so they interviewed Andrea Leeder about the ‘What’ll Happen to The Wattle??! program on the TV. Have a look –