Takari Primary students to plant trees as part of National Tree Day

The man plants a paprika tree.
The man plants a paprika tree.

STUDENTS from Takari Primary School in Balcatta will plant new trees to celebrate National Tree Day on August 19.

This year marks the third consecutive year the school participated in the event.

Takari Primary School acting principal Amy Carpenter said extra trees were provided by local businesses and students were excited on the day.

“They enjoy getting involved; making the school look appealing and having a place where they want to learn,” she said.

“The students love all opportunities to be involved in learning about the environment and are always excited about working with other students, staff and community members on various projects.

“It allows us to educate the younger students in being environmentally friendly.”

Ms Carpenter said the school had a gardening club for students and parents.

“Our students love to keep the school grounds looking beautiful and being involved in the gardening process, it gives them pride in their school,” she said.

“The trees attract birds and insects and it is great for students to come back in future years to see the growth of the trees they planted.”