BILBY BONKERS: Kalkie State School student Evi Olsen gets green for National School's Bilby Day. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
BILBY BONKERS: Kalkie State School student Evi Olsen gets green for National School's Bilby Day. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

School students go green for Bilby's

KALKIE STATE SCHOOL students were green yesterday, not with envy, but for the environment.

The school supports the National Save the Bilby campaign, which aims to educate people about the endangered species.

The bilby is one of Australia's most vulnerable animals and has been ranked as a critical priority under the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection's Back on Track species prioritisation framework.

Year three teacher Judi Keightly said the school sponsors "Judy" the bilby.

"Judy is named after Judy Millie, who has supported Save the Bilby Fund in its work," Mrs Keightly said.

The school has also entered a competition to win a visit of a live bilby to the school.

Year three student Ben Smith said it would be special to have a real bilby visit.