Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Environmental lessons continue with planting
Mathoura Public School took part in the national Plant a Tree Day on Thursday, joining more than 3000 students across the country.
The day is one of the largest community tree planting and nature protection events.
Students at Mathoura Public School contributed to the cause by planting 52 native shrubs and trees, donated by Leaves & Vines Nursery in Deniliquin, in the school grounds.
Teacher Rachel Flett is passionate about demonstrating the importance of making a difference and creating a positive environmental change in the community to the students, and she said that’s exactly what they were shown on Thursday.
Also contributing to the seniors students’ environmental studies was an excursion to the scenic Reed Beds Bird Hide in Mathoura for Year 5/6 students on Wednesday.
‘‘Students had the opportunity to observe the structural and behavioural adaptations of birds beaks, and how this affects their diet, behaviour and habitat,’’ Mrs Flett said.
‘‘The children loved the opportunity to venture outdoors and engage in both environmental activities.’’