Helping wildlife thrive at Locky’s Legacy

Don and Lyndel from Locky's Legacy with Bayswater Secondary School students who made and donated wombat kennels for the sanctuary. Pictures: Supplied

School students paid a visit to Pakenham Upper’s Locky’s Legacy recently to support the wildlife sanctuary and enjoy its many wonderful inhabitants.

On Wednesday 1 November, 10 students from Bayswater Secondary College’s along with staff and their school principal, Liz Swan visited the beloved Locky’s Legacy, an animal wildlife shelter in Pakenham Upper run by locals Don and Lyndel.

BSC staff reached out to Lyndel and Don to see how the school could provide support to their shelter as part of the school’s Hands on Learning program.

Students were able to put their hands-on skills to work by creating two incredible wombat kennels.

These wombat kennels were created with recycled materials and will be used to assist housing of young wombats that were delivered to the shelter from road accidents.

Throughout the day BSC students assisted with food preparation, feeding donkeys, pigs, wombats and many other animals.

The students also were able to walk the property, cuddle baby wombats, clean up paddocks and gain lots of life experience.

BSC students were able to visibly see all the hard work, effort and love that goes into running this shelter and the 24-hour care, and responsibility for these gorgeous animals did not go unnoticed by the students and their staff.

One student, Alex Evans said it was “truly the best day of her life”, whilst others did not want to leave.