PALMYRA Primary School welcomed Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey last month for an assembly focusing on the importance of trees and sustainability.
Parents, teachers and students were joined by the mayor to witness the Years 3 and 4 students’ presentation about the importance of conserving trees.
Students at Palmyra Primary wrote to the mayor urging him to visit the school after learning about his support for increased tree cover in the suburbs of Melville.
Mr Aubrey agreed to attend and praised the students for their outstanding commitment to the environment.
Year 3 student Pippa Beam said the whole class was excited to see the mayor in attendance.
“As the students took the stage, they were all aware that Mayor Aubrey was sitting down the back,” she said.
“He made his way up to the front of the assembly to make a heart-warming speech about his plan for Melville and how he agreed so much with (our) plant a tree message.”
Fellow Year 3 student Maya Bleakley said the presentation was very well received.
“The students held a crowd of teachers, parents and special guests such as the mayor spellbound,” she said.
“They were all amazed with the outstanding performance.”