Children receive Arbour Week message to plant trees

Muhammed Mehdi, Tyla Holmes, Aphile Gwala and Eli Easton enjoyed a lecture by Ted Holden (centre) on Monday, 4 September to celebrate National Arbour Week and respect for the environment.

Athlone Park Primary School held a tree planting ceremony on Monday, 4 September to showcase and highlight National Arbour Week.

Ted Holden gave an informative lecture to pupils at a special assembly about respecting the environment.

He told how trees contribute to the environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil and supporting wildlife. He then handed out certificates to the children who had done the best tree drawings and written the best tree poetry.

Trees were then planted on the property while the whole school watched.

Athlone Park Primary School pupil, Hafsa Joosab with acting principal, John Vorster at a tree planting ceremony to showcase and highlight National Arbour Week.

Setha Ngidi, who was awarded the best drawing of a tree in junior primary, plants a tree with Ted Holden.

Earl Baillache

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