Stu­dents dig in for tree-plant­ing day

Joondalup Times - - NEWS -

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.

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