By Jessica Micallef
Salesian College Sunbury students are ready to roll up their sleeves and dig deep.
Year 9 students will be taking part in National Tree Day on the weekend and they won’t be mulching around.
Acting principal Angela Romano said students hoped to plant 500 trees and shrubs.
“Our students are ready to roll up their sleeves and put their gloves on as part of School Tree Day,” she said.
“Students want to put their hands in the earth and help play their part in preserving the environment.”
“It is a great chance for students to learn about the local environment whilst giving back to their community.
“Events such as this one will help them better understand the importance of planting native species to tie in with the conditions of the area, the local bird and insect species and to provide links to existing remnant bushland.
Ms Romano encouraged people to take part the college’s event and lend a helping hand.
“Our Parent Engagement Group at Salesian College Sunbury acknowledges the long-lasting benefits for the ensure community of National Tree Planting Day,” she said.
“Do something positive on this day. Connect with nature, restore care for your local landscape and give back in a meaningful way,” she said.
National Tree Day at Salesian College will be on Sunday, July 28 between 10am-midday at 1 Macedon Street. Lunch will be provided.