Members of the RC Nelson Bay assisted students of the Anna Bay Public School in planting trees.
Rotarians and partners gathered at Anna Bay Public School on Monday afternoon to plant over 50 trees and bushes with the assistance of some very eager pupils. School principal Matt Freeman and President Kathy planted a tree at the school’s Anzac memorial. Matt spoke of the importance of planting trees and the enhancement to the environment. He thanked our Club and Bunnings Taylor’s Beach, represented by Lauren Denison for their continued support of the School. Bunnings supplied all the trees, bushes and plants. Rotarians assisted by year 1, 2 and 6 students, planted trees beside the netball courts. Past President Judy Mitchell informed senior students of Rotary’s goal of planting a tree for every Rotary member (1.2 million) worldwide. The final part of the afternoon was the planting of the sensory garden trees and bushes. This turned into a very enjoyable experience for those present, especially with the younger students discovery of the large pile of damp earth. A number of parents also gathered to watch this memorable event. Over 120 Colouring in forms were handed out to Years 1 and 2 students at Anna Bay School on Wednesday morning following Monday’s Tree Planting ceremony. Students have one week to colour in their form and the winning entries will be displayed on the Bunnings notice board over the school holidays. Thanks to Henk for redesigning of the form, and adding the environmental message. A thank you message to Bunnings for their support in this project was also added along with a message about Nelson Bay Rotary. The photo highlights the colouring in form, and students proud of their effort with teacher Claire Morrison supervising.