Sandy the Turtle made her way to St Luke’s Anglican School this morning to help Early Year’s Primary students celebrate World Turtle Day 2020, which will be held tomorrow to raise awareness for turtle conservation.
Tonia Lassman, Head of Primary at St Lukes, said Sandy’s visit was a major highlight.
“The students were just so excited to see Sandy the Turtle waiting to greet them for School this morning,” Ms Lassman said.
“Our free-dress day is a celebration of World Turtle Day which is actually on tomorrow, 23 May.
“St Luke's Anglican School is proud to be a ‘turtle school' and this is a wonderful opportunity for our students to all get involved.
“We have our Early Learning Centre, Prep, Year One and Essential Workers’ children at school today, but a number of our students who are studying at home are still taking part in our World Turtle Day celebration by dressing up at home.
“This is just one of the many ways we've stayed well connected with our community through these unprecedented times.”
Eco-champions help wherever they can
Atlanta Caruana, Year 6 Eco-Champion said World Turtle Day highlighted how important turtles are.
“Eco-Champions at St Luke's Anglican School do what we can to stop pollution going on in the world and save our lovely turtles,” Atlanta said.
“Honestly I think it's an amazing job to do and we help wherever we can, every step of the way. I just love turtles.”
World Turtle Day is held on 23 May to celebrate the world’s turtles and tortoises.
The non-profit organisation American Tortoise Rescue created World Turtle Day to help bring awareness to the illegal pet trade in turtles as well as the need to protect the natural habitats of turtles around the world.
Mon Repos supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland and has the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific region.
The success of nesting and hatching turtles at Mon Repos is critical for the survival of the endangered loggerhead turtle.
St Luke’s Anglican School students engage in several programs to ensure they are doing what they can to support our environment, such as Turtle Rangers, Ringing of the Bells, Cleaner Greener Bundaberg.
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