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Learning about sustainability

Happy Earth Day! At Wesley, we try to encourage students to be mindful of their impact on the Earth not just on Earth Day, but every day of the year.

Our Outdoor Education program is especially crucial, providing opportunities for students to learn about the natural environment and sustainability beyond the four walls of the classroom.

From Years 3 to 10, they are fully immersed in nature at one of our three camps located across Victoria; Chum Creek, Mallana, and Lochend and have the opportunity to experience learning in the outdoors first-hand.

Each has a specific focus; at Chum Creek, students learn about environmental sustainability and responsibility, and the significance of the region as an important source of Melbourne’s timber and water.

Camp Mallana, located on the Banksia Peninsula in Gippsland, provides an opportunity for students to learn about animal, plant and human adaptations to lakeside living. While navigating the waterways using catamarans and sea kayaks, students build resilience and a deeper understanding of the landscape’s character, potential and challenges.

Lochend is our coastal property at Cape Bridgewater near Portland, where students learn about the vulnerabilities of our coastal environment and their responsibility to maintain Australia’s much-loved coastlines.

Chum Creek and Mallana