Peel students go green for National Schools Tree Day

North Dandalup Primary School students Colton Entz, Jarrah Johnston and Zya Coote with Shire of Murray Councillor Patricia Briggs.
North Dandalup Primary School students Colton Entz, Jarrah Johnston and Zya Coote with Shire of Murray Councillor Patricia Briggs.

MORE than 300 students from schools across the Peel region embraced their greener side during the Shire of Murray’s National School’s Tree Day event.

With assistance from Men of the Trees and Greening Australia, and funding from MZI Resources, the Shire of Murray hosted students from Austin Cove Baptist College and Carcoola, Dwellingup, North Dandalup and Riverside Primary Schools at George Brooke Reserve in Ravenswood.

An assortment of native trees were planted during the event.

Shire president Maree Reid said the National School’s Tree Day event was one of the highlights on the Shire of Murray’s calendar.

“It is always wonderful witnessing the children’s enthusiasm as they engage with nature to further their development and contribute to the sustainability of our environment,” she said.

Pinjarra Primary School students also visited Morni Kemp Park in Pinjarra to plant trees which they grew from seedlings.