National Tree Day
National Tree Day was celebrated across the country on Sunday, 29 July by local councils and communities invested in ‘greening’ our future and conserving our natural environments. Four students from the Newington College Sustainability Committee – Oscar Liu (10/ME), Nelson Crossley (12/PR), Cameron Wang (12/FL) and Jarrah McEvoy (12/FL) represented our college at Sydney Park in St Peters, with over 50 local residents.
The morning started with an acknowledgement of country and then a brief demonstration of how to plant native seedlings along the designated wetlands area. With a great deal of enthusiasm and commitment, our students then planted at least 50 of the 300 seedlings provided by the City of Sydney council, on one of the most brilliant Winter days of this year.
The experience was certainly rewarding for the boys as they were witness to a strong sense of community for such a meaningful and necessary annual event. Hopefully, they will revisit Sydney Park in the coming months to see the ‘fruits of their labour’ and to enjoy such a wonderful, peaceful green space in our city.
The Newington College Sustainability Committee is passionate about looking after our local and school environment and we invite any student who is like-minded to come and join our group at lunchtimes on Tuesday in W19.
Ms Caterina Troncone
Acting Sustainability Co-ordinator