MORE than 250 students from Mandurah Baptist College made the school’s annual pilgrimage to bushland in Lakelands Private Estate to do their bit towards greening WA.
This year they headed to Black Swan Lake reserve to plant 1500 native plant seedlings.
The students were part of the Schools Tree Day (29 July) and National Tree Day (31 July) campaign to plant more than a million trees and shrubs.
Senior school students propagated the seeds at the beginning of the year as a science project and nursed them to seedlings in readiness for planting.
They then joined other volunteers on the day to mentor the younger students planting the trees.
Year eleven student Talya Conradie (16) said the project was very much about community involvement and getting younger students to actively taking part.
“It’s a great day for the older kids to show the younger ones what it means to help the environment.