Planting a greener future

Year 11 students Dylan D'Avoine, Kara Kitchen and Minami Kitazawa with Julie Otremba from Bunnings. Picture: Emma Reevesd404818
Year 11 students Dylan D'Avoine, Kara Kitchen and Minami Kitazawa with Julie Otremba from Bunnings. Picture: Emma Reevesd404818

Mindarie Senior College students, with help from Bunnings staff, planted native trees and shrubs on July 26.

Planet Ark’s National Tree Day manager Debbie Agnew said the school’s tree day, held ahead of the national event on Sunday, July 28, was a hands-on activity that could mark the start of a long-term environmental connection for students and schools.

‘This year schools across the country will be lending their support to help plant the 20-millionth seedling since the campaign began,’ she said.

‘Schools Tree Day encourages Aussie kids to get outside and grow, cherish some green time (without screen time), develop a love of nature and make a positive environmental contribution.’

Bunnings Warehouse Mindarie complex manager Carol Prime said the team enjoyed teaching students about the importance of growing trees and plants.

‘Schools Tree Day is a great opportunity for students to get outside and be active in their local community, as well as learn about the need to safeguard and protect our precious environment,’ she said.