THIS year’s School Tree Planting Day at Lakelands Estate allowed students and parent volunteers from Mandurah Baptist College to get their hands dirty planting trees around Black Swan Lake.
Students spent an hour out of their school day on Friday gardening along Lilydale Drive from 8.30am to 3.30pm.
The Integrated Science students guided the younger students, who were transported down by bus in hourly rotational groups, on how to properly plant the cultivated seedlings.
The seedlings, cultivated by environmental conservation group Trillion Trees, were nurtured in the college’s very own school nursery by students in preparation for planting.
Tranen Revegetative Systems worked alongside senior students as part of the Integrated Science Program, where the students learned about the principles of revegetation, cultivating seedlings and about the natural environment.
Mandurah Baptist College Head of Science Peter Crouch said the consistent support the school received from local groups like Trillion Trees and Tranen Revegetation Systems was invaluable.