Teamwork grows sustainability at Sunbury School
SUNBURY school students are planting a strong future blending team work, education and conservation techniques as part of Schools Tree Day.
Year 6 student leaders joined in with Bunnings representatives to plant native trees and flowers around the school.
Principal Karen Dyball said Sunbury student leaders are proud to be part of the upgrade of the frontage of Sunbury State School.
"The students are learning about the importance of caring for the local environment," Mrs Dyball said.
"This exciting tree planting initiative gives students the opportunity to apply teamwork skills as part of Sunbury's Year 6 leadership program".
"The generous donation of over $750 worth of plants and equipment from Bunnings certainly compliments the recent Education Qld works to improve and beautify this area of the school."
"This tree planting is all about showing the students that we have to keep trees because they give us oxygen, they give birds life and help with our community," school captain Teagan Berry said.
"To help celebrate National Tree Day, Bunnings Warehouse Maryborough are pleased to help support Sunbury State School with this planting activity through providing some gardening items including plants, a wheelbarrow, potting mix and fertilisers as well as hands-on support from Bunnings team members," Bunnings Warehouse Maryborough Complex Manager Veronica Hurley said.
"We look forward to seeing this new garden area grow under the guidance of students and staff."
Year 6 teacher Mrs Frohloff said they had been working on getting this activity up and running for the last three months.
"What we are doing is trying to get the children into understanding sustainability and looking after our environment," Karen said.
"We have also planted a vegetable garden using companion gardening techniques.
"I am hoping students will gain knowledge and skills from this and use these as they grow older."
Mrs Frohloff who lives on a farm and is a passionate gardener said she wanted to pass on her knowledge to the students.
"This is the first year we have been involved with the Bunnings initiative for the tree planting.
"During the holidays just gone, we had an area cleared, got a tree lopper in, and removed the stumps, so we could start afresh.
"This has been a great opportunity for the students and for the future of the Sunbury school community."