Trip to Waitakere Tramline

On Saturday 18 May a group of our Enviro students and their parents went on a train trip in the Waitakere Ranges. They went through a tunnel that is 703 metres long and they saw some amazing glow worms. On their way they saw the spectacular scenery of native trees and bush as well as some waterfalls.

They had a guest speaker, Gillian, from Arc in the Park. She spoke to them about the bird life in the Waitakeres and she showed them a frozen ferret. Gillian also demonstrated how a trap works to catch the possums, ferrets and stoats that threaten our native birds and trees.

It was a great day and they were very fortunate with the weather. Thank you to the Waitakere Tramline www.waitakeretramline.org.nz for donating the two trips to our school.