Schools get into planting for future

Some of Port Lincoln’s schools got in touch with nature in different ways for National Schools Tree Day on July 28.

St Joseph’s School welcomed staff from Magic 89.9 FM and Liam Aitken from Peter Kittle Toyota who donated a tree to plant with the some of the school’s junior Student Representative Council students.

The group got together to plant a she oak tree in a spot overlooking the football oval.

The school thanked staff from Magic 89.9 for their help and Peter Kittle Toyota for the donation of the tree and hoped the partnership could continue into the future.

Meanwhile at Port Lincoln High School Sherie Watson’s year 10 class welcomed Ngahuia Trewartha from Mana Wellbeing who did meditation with the students with a tree focus.

Mrs Watson said this meditation also fell in line with what the students had been learning with strategies to promote good mental health.

“Because the kids at the moment have got six subjects a day, it’s great to calm themselves and reflect on the day,” she said.

The tree planting activities have not stopped in Port Lincoln with National Schools Tree Day as Navigator College are also planning a planting of their own.

On Friday the school’s environmental team will plant some herbs in its herb garden as well as about 30 native plants in its bush block.