Students dig in for tree-planting day
GREENWOOD Primary turned a leaf on sustainability, planting 170 trees and shrubs ahead of Schools Tree Day, a national initiative led by Planet Ark Environmental Foundation.
More than 100 students across four classes, helped by 10 employees from Frasers Property Australia, took part by digging, planting, mulching and watering on July 21.
“This has been a major facelift for the school, adding a lot more green space for our students to play in,” the school’s sustainability co-ordinator Lindel Young said.
“For the students, it’s a really important learning exercise where they can get hands-on outside a conventional classroom setting.”
Frasers also donated large tree logs from the East Green site, which will be used in the future nature play area, and one log already forms part of the kindergarten play area.
Landscape Australia donated the shrubs, trees and mulch.
Greenwood Primary School students Levi Ord and Kaelan Cotte with volunteer Arturo Zampatti.