Volume 31 Issue 23 05 Aug 2022 8 Av 5782

Plant a tree

Lisa Starkey, HSIE and Design & Technology Teacher | Co-ordinator of High School Sustainability Programs

It was National Tree Day on Sunday 31 July 2022 and last Friday, 29 July 2022, was Schools Tree Day.

As Australia’s largest community tree-planting and nature care event, National Tree Day is an annual event and a call to action for all Australians to get their hands dirty and give back to their community. ​​

Student representatives from Kornmehl, Primary School and High School joined together to mark the day by acknowledging the importance of trees to our world and our wellbeing. Three beautiful citrus trees were planted to be enjoyed by future generations of the Emanuel School Community.

Vitaly Miron, Year 3, shared why trees are so important. Please take a moment to watch Vitaly – his message is so eloquent and passionate.

In the Talmud it says: I found a fruitful world because others had planted it. Just as my ancestors planted for me, I, too, am planting for my descendants.