School Tree Day

On Friday 26th July, St Felix celebrated School Tree Day. Each class had the opportunity to plant something. Five White helped plant a dwarf lemon tree.

National Tree Day aims to inspire, educate and recruit Australians to actively care for our unique land. It provides all Australians with an opportunity to do something positive for the environment and reconnect with nature.

Take a look at Five White plating the lemon tree. It is now Five White’s responsibility to look after it!

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Take a look at the YouTube clip below to learn more about taking care of our environment.

Click here to read about how planting trees can help the environment.

Click here to find out how other schools have been involved in Tree Day events.

What did you enjoy about School Tree Day?

What did you find interesting while reading the information in the above links?

What tips did the YouTube clip provide about taking care of our environment?

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14 responses to “School Tree Day

  1. Sylvia Braden

    Wow! Ashley, how great is your class blog. The children are so lucky to have you as their teacher. Thanks for your support. Sylvia

    • Thank you Mrs Braden! We are so happy that you have left a comment! Thank you for organising such a great day!

    • Bella.L

      Dear Mrs Braden,

      Thanks so much. You organised such a great day for the school, I can tell you our class enjoyed ad we even get our own lemon plant. Thank you so very much for the day the whole school had a great time.

      Yours truly,
      Bella

  2. Dear Five White and Miss Azzopardi,

    School Tree day was so fun, What I’ve found interesting about gardening is that in Winter, The plants grow faster ( I thoughtit was in Spring :/ ) and that we breath in oxygen but plants brings oxygen out. The important tips I’ve learnt are:

    • Don’t use a lot of water
    • Don’t cut too many trees at once
    • In Winter, Don’t use a heater for a long time, Wear an extra sweater or a blanket
    • Don’t pollute the air
    • Don’t turn on a lot lights, Sit close to it or turn on a small lamp

    Thank you for all teachers
    and the St Felix Green Team organising the School Tree Day. Thank you for your corporation for Sanit Felixs’ environment! 🙂

    Thanks a lot 🙂
    Cecilia

  3. Dear Five White,

    School tree day was fun and interesting, we even get a class plant! I enjoyed learning how to take care of the plant, learning that orange tree’s grow in winter instead of summer or spring and plants make the oxygen that we breath, it is very Important to take care of our tree’s and plants because we need them to breath, they actually take a big part of our life and that is to breath. From the links what i found interesting were that:

    -National Tree Day aims to inspire, educate and recruit Australians to actively take care of our unique land and create future generations of people who are committed environmental custodians.

    – National tree day gives australians a chance to do something positive for the environment

    – Hundreds of thousands of Australians planted over 1 million native trees, shrubs and grasses at more than 3300 Tree Day events

    -National Tree Day is a great way to get outside and connect with nature. It’s a memorable day out for families and schools, giving them the opportunity to do something positive for their health and wellbeing, as well as the health of the environment.

    The important facts i learnt from the video are:

    – 33% of Chinese people live in air equivalent to smoking 2 packets of cigarettes each day.

    – In Asia the pollution and smog, is so thick that on some nights they can’t even see the stars.

    – Teachers in Mexico say when the children are asked to draw the sky they rarely use the colour blue.

    – Globally an estimated 200,000 to 570,000 people die each year, from ambient air pollution.

    – Cars are responsible for 40 to 90% of the world’s air pollution.

    – In China’s 14 largest cities alone air pollution is responsible for the deaths of 50,000 newborn babies each year.

    – If nothing is done to clean our air up the earth will be devastated.

    – the 3 r’s
    – Reduce, use less waste
    – Re-use, the waste that you have
    -Recycle, donate old clothes, recycle the cans,plastic and paper.

    The main point from this post is that we are doing a very bad job of helping our planet and that has to stop.

    Sincerely,
    Bella

  4. Natalie

    Dear 5W and Miss Azzopardi,
    School Tree Day is definitely an important day in our society. Unfortunately, we make to many things that involve pollution. You might think that its fine to pollute and ruin the world, but you better think twice. What I enjoyed about School Tree Day is that we were able to learn, where the fruits go after growing and how to plant a tree. What learnt from the links were:
    – National Tree day aims to inspire Australians to try to take care of our environment.
    – National Tree day give a chance for us, to do something positive for the environment.

    Interesting facts that I learnt in the video were:
    – When teachers, in Mexico, ask children to draw the sky, they colour it black not blue.

    – The U.S.A is responsible for 30.3% of the world’s gas emmisions.

    – Cars are responsible for 40- 50% of the world’s air pollution.

    – About 200,000 to 570,000 people die each year, from air pollution.

    – In China’s 14 largest cities alone air pollution is responsible for the deaths of 50,000 newborn babies each year.

    – If nothing is done to clean our air up the earth will be devastated.
    – 33% of Chinese people live in air equivalent to smoking 2 packets of cigarettes each day.

    – In Asia the pollution and smog, is so thick that on some nights they can’t even see the stars.

    – To reduce, reuse and recycle.

    I hope we can all make a change today,
    Natalie

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  7. james

    Dear Five White & Miss Azzopardi,

    I think school tee day is a great idea for kids to learn more about the enviroment and thing to take care of a plant.

    From
    James

    • Dear James,
      I agree as well!! The School Tree day is a fantastic way to make children more active and caring about the environment. What fact did you learn from the video above? I learnt that when Mexican teachers tell their students to draw the sky, they colour it black instead of blue. This tells me that a lot of pollution is happening in Mexico to make the sky look black.

      Sincerely,
      Natalie

  8. Josephine

    Dear Miss Azzopardi and 5W,

    I really like this day we get to own our own plant and grow one too our plant name is ‘Mr Citrus’ i found an interesting fact that national tree day is too inspire everyone from the video i found out that cut down an amount of trees for useful things like using it for have a fireplace but while cutting a lot of amount your will have less oxygen and get very called until it grows back but it might take a very long time!

    Bye,
    Josephine

  9. Amy

    Dear Miss Azzopardi,

    I think it tree day was a good idea because we all need to learn about the environment and by this we take care of our class tree .

    Sincerely,
    Amy

  10. Nathan's mum

    Dear Miss Azzopardi & 5W,

    Your did such a good job in summarising interesting information about our environment through your comments. The post reminds us of how lucky we are to have clean air in Australia and should do a lot more to protect our environment.

    Keep up the good work!
    Nhung

  11. Isabelle

    Dear 5W and Miss Azzopardi,

    I enjoy School Tree Day because it was fun and I learnt all the thing’s what that man said and I loved it. I read everything in that book and it was fun and cool. It said to help the environment and our world and I am talking care of our class plant.

    Keep up the good work!
    Isabelle 🙂

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