School students plant seedlings at Lake Seppings as part of National Tree Day

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City of Albany natural resource leading hand Peter Stewart with Mt Lockyer Primary School Year 5 students and staff at Lake Seppings Reserve.
Camera IconCity of Albany natural resource leading hand Peter Stewart with Mt Lockyer Primary School Year 5 students and staff at Lake Seppings Reserve. Credit: Laurie Benson

Mt Lockyer Primary School students took advantage of a break in the weather to support National Tree Day, planting seedlings around Lake Seppings on Friday.

Year 5 students and members of a “green team” who are responsible for managing sustainability and waste management at the school were joined at the lake by the City of Albany’s reserves team.

The children were introduced to the different plant and animal species and learned about the importance of wetlands. They planted a variety of seedlings in the area as part of ongoing re-vegetation efforts.

Harrison Ponsford, Seth Lawson and Darcy Lacey.
Camera IconHarrison Ponsford, Seth Lawson and Darcy Lacey. Credit: Laurie Benson

Year 5 teacher Sasha Claughton said the planting day was a valuable learning tool for the students.

“It’s such a good opportunity for the kids to get out and about in nature, learn the importance of protecting the environment, and connect with members of the wider community,” Ms Claughton said.

Angus Spanos, Deon Bropho and Isla Woods.
Camera IconAngus Spanos, Deon Bropho and Isla Woods. Credit: Laurie Benson

“This is the seventh year Mt Lockyer Primary School has been involved in Schools Tree Day, and many ex-students have remarked on how great it is to drive past an area and know they have contributed to the re-vegetation efforts there.

“It gives them a strong connection to the place they live and will hopefully encourage them to continue to protect it.”

Latoya Tolbert and Hannah Patterson.
Camera IconLatoya Tolbert and Hannah Patterson. Credit: Laurie Benson
City of Albany natural resource leading hand Peter Stewart with Mt Lockyer Primary School Year 5 students Billy Abrahams and Isla Brenton and teacher Sasha Claughton.
Camera IconCity of Albany natural resource leading hand Peter Stewart with Mt Lockyer Primary School Year 5 students Billy Abrahams and Isla Brenton and teacher Sasha Claughton. Credit: Laurie Benson

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