Port Lincoln Special School gets into National Tree Day

Students from Port Lincoln Special School were given the opportunity to have a tree-planting day on August 1 in line with National Tree Day at the end of last month.

Four fruit trees were donated by Bunnings Warehouse and were planted in the school garden by the students.

The fruit trees are planted in the school's garden along with other plants and chickens, the students can spend time outdoors in the garden and connecting with the environment.

The children will now have the satisfaction of tending to the fruit trees as they grow over time, and will later be able to eat the produce they grew themselves.

Port Lincoln Special School administration officer Susan Shanley said with the help from Bunnings the children could learn more about the process behind food production, rather than just buying from shops.

"It was great to give the children the chance to work collaboratively with the community," she said.

The school has expressed huge thanks to Bunnings for the donation of the trees and teaching the children how they can take care of them.