Title

Notre Dame kicks off Semester 2 with volunteering

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 8-9-2005

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle

Publication Place

Fremantle

Abstract

Eighty Study Abroad students spending second semester studying at The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Fremantle Campus kicked off their first week in WA by volunteering in a local community project.

The students from universities across the USA and Canada assisted in extending the wall of limestone rocks surrounding the Nyoongar Healing and Storytelling Circle in Booyeembara Park, Whitegum Valley.

The construction of the Healing and Storytelling Circle is a joint project between the Nyoongar community and the City of Fremantle. It is also part of the major rejuvenation currently taking place in Booyeenmbara Park.

Notre Dame’s Service Learning and Volunteer Officer, Jo Dallimore said, “We wanted to give the students a taste of Australian culture and local community and this project was the perfect opportunity considering its collaboration between the Nyoongar community and the City of Fremantle.

The City of Fremantle’s Environmental Projects Officer, Dave Jamieson said that Notre Dame students have done an excellent job in contributing to the project and he was extremely pleased with their effort.

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