.National Tree Day at Box Hill North PS
July 29th 2016
Last Friday morning each level (including Kinder, staff and teachers) planted trees native to the Box Hill area. With the generous efforts and hard work from Helen Bainbridge, Christine and Caitlin were able to facilitate the planting of some beautiful indigenous trees to kickstart our nature play area in the top playground.
We planted the following trees:
Eucalyptus radiata (Narrow-leaved Peppermint)
Eucalyptus cephalocarpa (Silver Stringybark)
Melaleuca armillaris (bracelet honey myrtle)
Eucalyptus leucoxylon (Yellow Gum)
Big thank you to some special 5/6 students: Leah Q, Gus M, Harry T and Sam C who helped Christine and Caitlin and mentored the younger levels!
Please keep an eye out for our beautiful new trees!
Lucas M also created an interesting PowerPoint presentation on palm oil and the problems associated with this (see attached). This was later watched again by the students in their classrooms where they also completed word finds, colouring in sheets and created bookmarks to include several apps available to check palm oil in products.
One of the classrooms was available for any student wanting to participate in more activities relating to animals affected by deforestation for palm oil farming, word finds, colouring in sheets and bookmark making.