GREEN thumbs were out in force at Heathcote’s Holy Rosary to celebrate National Tree Day earlier this month.
Run by councils, schools and environment and community groups, the day saw the planting of almost one million native trees, shrubs and edibles across Australia.
Students at Holy Rosary teamed up with local nursery A and B Trees and the school’s Parents and Friends committee to plant more than 500 small natives in the school’s garden beds.
Principal Paul Dullard said the planting is part of a significant project to improve the appearance and biodiversity of the school.
“Every child was involved and the parents and friends group organised and cooked a sausage sizzle, which the children enjoyed while on site,” he said.
“This is the beginning of a strong partnership between A and B Trees and Holy Rosary as we continue our school improvement plan over the coming years.”