Together with team members from Bunnings Warehouse Victor Harbor, children from Victor Harbor R-7 Primary School planted 10 Chinese Elm trees on the school grounds, which will supply much needed shade for the children.
The tree planting happened on Tuesday, August 14.
In addition, the school gardener, Katie Milty and groundsman Grant Thompson educated the students on how to correctly stake and tie the trees, build a well around the trees and correct watering and care procedures.
Grant said it was a wonderful morning with a great sense of achievement for all involved.
“As a collective team, adults and children contributed not only to the school landscape, but also received valuable lessons in plane care,” he said.
The tree planting created hands on learning environment to promote sustainable education, as the students from the Victor Harbor R-7 Primary School came together, along with team members from Bunnings Warehouse Victor Harbor to plant trees into a bush tucker garden.
The initiative, in partnership with Planet Ark and the Schools Tree Campaign, involved students planting native seedlings, plants and trees in school garden beds and surrounding reserves, which will grow into vegetation, shade and wind protection. Bunnings team members educated students on why specific plants and trees had been chosen for the surrounding environment.