Students from Christ the Priest primary school join thousands of children around the state who will be rolling up their sleeves and mucking in to plant trees and shrubs this week.
Grade two Caroline Springs pupils will be setting down roots at their school tomorrow so they can learn about sustainability and plant trees for future generations as part of Planet Ark’s Schools Tree Day.
Bunnings Warehouse Caroline Springs staff will also pop in to help plant greenery in the schoolyard that students can enjoy and will also help to maintain.
School maintenance officer Michael Turville said it was an opportunity for the growing children to learn how fun gardening can be.
“It’s something a bit different for them to take part in and it might sow seeds [for] them to become gardeners later on,” Mr Turville said.
Bunnings manager Lauren Bottams said the team enjoys visiting a local school each year to help out.
“Schools Tree Day is an important initiative that we enjoy supporting by teaming up with students to get planting and learn more about the environment,” she said.
Schools Tree Day, which coincides with National Tree Day on July 30, aims to connect children with nature and empower them to make a difference in their local environment.