Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Memorial's Peaceful Tours

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Memorial's Peaceful Tours

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Hands-on learning

A WALK through a lush forest shaded by a canopy of tall trees sure beats a maths lesson.

Buderim Mountain State School Year 6 students enjoyed a school day with a difference last week when they visited Buderim's Eric Joseph Foote War Memorial Sanctuary.

About 50 students were treated to a guided tour of the 9ha sanctuary by the volunteer-run Foote Sanctuary committee.

It was a first visit to the sanctuary for 6D students Jack Porter and Lane Blundell.

aIt's really good to learn about the different trees, but I really enjoy the animal part of it, too,a Lane said.

Jack was just happy to be spending the morning outdoors.

aIt's really good to breathe in the fresh air ... and get out of maths,a he said.

There are about 270 indigenous flora species, more than 100 species of birds and a range of mammals and swamp wallabies.

About 15 volunteers meet at the Foote Sanctuary every Thursday for a maintenance working bee and friendly chat.

Locals and tourists are invited to visit the Foote Sanctuary at Park St, off Foote Ave, Buderim.

Are we there yet?

IT WAS a $2 million traffic flow solution for Forest Glen and, after seven years, the lights on Mons Rd will be switched on next week.

Local councillor Ted Hungerford said the road works would make a huge difference to users, particularly Sunshine Coast Grammar parents.

The Mons Rd project includes traffic lights at both entrances to the underpass, widening the underpass to allow for a left-hand turning lane at the lights and a pedestrian pathway and dedicated cycle lane.

Display honours soldiers

THE Caloundra RSL sub-branch has a significant military display showcasing relics from World War I to more recent conflicts.

The military display, located on the lower ground floor, is a collection of donated photos, uniforms, artillery, books and medals, and was set up and is run by six volunteers.

As well as admiring the unique collectibles, visitors also can see an actual sandbagged gun replacement. …

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