National Tree Day 2019
Posted: 31-Jul-2019

Green Group Take Action on Trees

Once again for Schools National Tree Day, the Damascus College Green Group descended on Ross Creek Reserve to help the local Landcare Group with planting 300 trees and shrubs, and do some heavy lifting with other project preparation.

The group who attended sloshed through some wet ground to get the plants in, and avoided the occasional shower while we had morning tea. They really shone when the Grade 1 students from Woady Yaloak PS Ross Creek Campus came over to the Reserve to join us in planting. It’s fascinating and encouraging to see in teenagers that instantaneous switch – from members of a group doing what the group does, to leaders very aware of their responsibility for the little ones in their care. They were superb mentors, and the primary students and their teachers returned to class very happy.

One photo attached shows part of the area planted – the trees around us were planted by Green Groupers two years ago. The other photo shows MOST of the group – apologies to Mikayla and Eloise who were elsewhere while it was taken.

Thanks to all the Green group members for again being great ambassadors for the College; to Kara Linayao for her support, and to members of the Ross Creek Landcare Group who helped to guide the students and provided a filling lunch. Now to dry out those shoes….

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