Alawa students planted trees along schools’ link

Alawa Primary School students have planted trees along the walkway connection with Nemarluk Primary School, ahead of Schools Tree Day

Principal Sandy Cartwright said participation in the Australia-wide event reinforces the school’s sustainability ethos and students’ appreciation of their role as future custodians of the environment.

“Twenty-four students planted native trees along the walkway between Alawa and Nemarluk primary schools, conforming to our tree planting master plan of establishing species appropriate to the inter-school link,” she said. “Last year, our inaugural Schools Tree Day, we planted trees at the front of the school.

“The students benefit by working outdoors as part of a team, learning about the importance of planting native trees to provide shade, bush tucker, homes for wildlife, and to improve the beauty of the environment.

“Schools Tree Day connects children more strongly to nature, and helps them appreciate the importance of trees, especially in supporting ecosystems and enriching biodiversity.”

Alawa Primary School also operates a bottle and can recycling program, an extensive farm, and a kitchen garden provides diverse animal habitats and is a source of native food.

Tree planting