Driftwood feature

DRIFTWOOD from Old Bar Beach will feature in a native garden display at Old Bar Public School.

Students walked the beach to gather and fill three bedsheets with driftwood to use in their project for the Tidy Up Taree Day Youth Challenge.

School learning support officer, Alan Secombe said the driftwood was collected and used by the group of year five and six students to build numerous trellis structures to span an area of about 15 metres.

"New demountable buildings at the school have areas that look bare and horrible," Mr Secombe explained.

"The trellis structures will block access underneath one demountable and be used to support native plants."

Mr Secombe said the decision to use driftwood enabled the students to use a natural and free resource and at the same time help to clean a section of Old Bar Beach of driftwood.

"It's been amazing to watch them work together and problem solve on this project," he added.

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