Students get lesson on the environment from schools tree day

About 200,000 students across Australia take part in Schools Tree Day, learning about the positive long-term impact students can have on the environment by planting and caring for the natural environment.

For the fourth consecutive year, Ms Saffioti offered a tree to all schools in her electorate to take part in the event.

She visited 10 schools over the past fortnight.

‘Schools Tree Day is a wonderful opportunity for children to make a contribution to Australia’s natural environment and have lots of fun at the same time,’ she said.

‘I am very proud of our local schools for being involved in this initiative that lets young people connect with nature and learn about the role they play in the health of our environment.’

Now in its 18th year, National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day has seen more than 2.8 million volunteers plant over 17 million trees, shrubs and grasses.