Environmentally aware students of the 21st century

ALBION Park Rail Primary School kicked off four days of tree planting at Stony Range last week.

Students from the school joined Shellharbour City Council, Landcare Illawarra, Oak Flats Bowling Club and Bunnings to plant 2000 local endemic trees, shrubs and grasses in the area as part of the National Tree Day program.

Albion Park Rail Primary assistant principal, Glenn Southwell said it was the seventh year the school had been involved in the tree planting project.

“It has really given the kids a chance to see what they can do the fix the environment from previous damage, and also teaches them the basics on how to plant a tree,” Mr Southwell said.

“They love doing it and this year we visited a site we had planted two years ago and the students got to see first-hand how we had turned dead grass into a forest.

“It is creating environmentally aware students of the 21st century and at the school we have been building a vegetable garden and will introduce a chook pen soon as well. So the students can be more environmentally conscience.”

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