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Tree Planting with Year 3 and Year 6

The Year 3 and Year 6 students enjoyed a morning of planting new plants at the Kent Street Weir. The day began with beautiful, clear, sunny weather, that got all 52 students in the mood to enjoy a casual walk to the weir. Once there we were met by Ms Patricia Summons, who explained where we were going to plant, what we were going to plant and how many plants needed planting.

With gloves on and spades in hands, students eagerly took punnet upon punnet, and together with their enthusiastic horticulturists, began planting. When all plants were planted, they began to weed the area around them (special note to parents – your children now know how to weed).

Morning tea followed, with a small play in the park, before the casual walk back to school. Slower, tired, and thirsty, but still full of excitement, students felt a sense of achievement to have helped in the continued development of the Kent Street Weir.

What makes a successful day – 52 well behaved students, planting 512 plants, weeding two large areas of native bush land and still happy to walk back to school, talking, laughing and enjoying God’s wonderful weather and planet.

A big special thank you to all our parents who came along and enjoyed watching and getting their hands dirty in assisting the students have an enjoyable experience.

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