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Pride of Australia Medal 2014


The NTDL team (National Tree Day Lockyer) consisting of Stella Echentille, Louisa Webster, Bridget Scanlan Jordan Cullinane, Simoun O'Brien, Janine Webster, Janayha Sukiennik, Amelia Webster and Peter O'Brien won the Environmental Award yesterday at the Pride of Australia Ceremony.

The Pride of Australia Medal is one of News Corp Australia’s most important community endeavours – recognising and rewarding our community’s most outstanding members.

The Environmntal Medal awarded to an Australian or a group of Australians who have demonstrated community leadership in the development and delivery of any of the following: responsible environmental practices (reducing environmental footprint), action to enhance the natural environment (clean air, clean water, clean spaces) or leadership in educating others on what they can do to enhance the natural environment.


Started by Peter O'Brien eight years ago, National Tree Day Lockyer runs the largest combined schools environmental event in Australia. Thousands of students from more than 30 schools participate by planting thousands of tress across the Lockyer Valley, Somerset and Toowoomba regions in southern Queensland. The goal is to promote a healthy living environment and allows students as young as 13 to organise rosters and resources for thousands of volunteers.


What a wonderful achievement for LDHS and the Lockyer Community.