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Emmanuel students reconnect with nature

EMMANUEL Christian School students seized the opportunity to reconnect with nature when they planted native trees on the school’s grounds as part of National Schools Tree Day.

Held on Sunday 31 July, more than 3,000 schools took part in the national event, which was aimed at revegetating the Australian landscape and teaching young children about their local environment.

Liberal Member for Franklin Jacquie Petrusma visited Emmanuel Christian School on Friday 29 July to assist the students in their landscaping activities.

“I was very pleased to join the students for this great occasion,” Ms Petrusma said.

“As part of the event this year, Planet Ark is highlighting that just 10-minutes a day outside and away from gadgets can help people live a healthier, happier and calmer life.

“Helping to plant trees is also a great way for the students to leave an enduring reminder of their time at school.”

Emmanuel Christian School principal Scott Winkler said the school was “very pleased” to be part of National Schools Tree Day.

“This was a great opportunity to promote the importance of trees and outdoor learning,” he said.

“The students enjoyed the task of planting trees and appreciated the encouragement of the Minister.”

Caption: Emmanuel Christian School students and principal Scott Winkler were joined by Liberal Member for Franklin Jacquie Petrusma to celebrate National Schools Tree Day.