Friday, 25 July 2008

Tree Planting

I had two very excited younger children to take to school today. It’s National Tree Day and the morning had been set aside for planting trees. The whole school from Pre-Primary to Year 7 were going to be driven on the bus down to the local rubbish dump. (Yes, there were lots of jokes in the staff meeting about not bringing them back). The council had ripped up areas for trees to be planted and donated the trees, so the kids all arrived with old clothes, rubber boots, gloves, and trowels, ready to do their bit for the environment. Much more fun than sitting in the classroom.

Thankfully the rain held off until after lunch, so they should have got back to school without getting wet. And all those new trees have just had a good water. I’d hate to be the teachers trying to settle the kids back to work this afternoon, though.


Angela said...

I think it's great the school gets the kids involved with nature. The more they really see and understand the impacts, the more hope there is for tomorrow. It sounds like a cliche, but it's the truth.

Lovely pics as usual, too! I'd love to see the tree one that you started up with, too--not that I don't like the lolly one, cause it ties everything together. I just loved the other tree one too. (I am totally into trees, if you haven't guessed. Hey, stop looking at me funny!)

Kate said...

I'm not looking at you funny...I look like that all the time! ;)