MWPS’ 13TH ANNUAL TREE
Schools Tree Day, held on the last Friday of July (next Friday 26th July), is a special day for Australia’s school children. As budding environmentalists they are doing their bit for our country by planting native trees and shrubs and beautifying our school grounds. Over 250,000 school children were involved in last year’s event. Tree Day shows us how easy and fun it is to help our environment and connect with nature.
“Planting native trees in our school is a great way to ensure that plenty of habitat is provided for our native wildlife,” says Earnest Eco-Earth. “It’s also an important way that we can contribute to the environment and help fight climate change at a community level.”
This year 400 plants will be planted around the back of the Senior Learning Centre and along the beds near the oval with the aim of making the gardens look better and to provide a place for our local wildlife to eat and live safely. This will be our 13th Annual Tree Planting Day at MWPS and will go towards our school maintaining its BIODIVERSITY Star as part of the AUSSI Resource Smart Schools Program.
If any parents or school community members would be interested in helping to dig the 400 holes please let Ms Leary know as soon as possible. Even if you can just dig 6 inch holes for an hour would be a HUGE help. Hole diggers will be provided. The holes need to be dug next week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Also a colouring competition is being held again this year with fabulous environmentally themed prizes on offer. Colouring sheets can be obtained from classroom teachers or print the WORD document below. All entries must have the child’s name and grade on the front and can be given to Ms Leary (room 31) or left at the office. The competition closes on Friday August 9th. No late entries will be accepted.
TREE PLANTING DAY
Click on the link to open the WORD document and print it out. Colour it and hand it in to be in the running to win some fabulous prizes.