WEDNESDAY 28 MAY 2014
After donning gumboots, beanies and thermals, and digging out old spades, our Year 5 & 6 students spent the day in the hills at Scandrett Regional Park, planting over 200 plants.
And what a glorious day it was!! Weather-wise, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.
Back in 2009, our very first Year 5 & 6 classes started the very first planting in our ‘Piece of the Park’. This is now the sixth year that our senior students have planted at Scandrett’s.
We are the only school to have our very own ‘piece of the park’ there. It is now looking fab and no other work was needed there this year, so instead we hit the hills behind the carpark to plant in a beautiful spot looking over this stretch of paradise.
Always a great day out, we were once again rewarded by Park Ranger, David Edge, with sausage rolls, fruit, biscuits and fruit juice. Again – we were well fed for our days’ efforts.
To end the day, we had a ‘rock tower comp’ – in preparation for our Year 5 camp at Mangawhai at the end of the year.
Many thanks to the parents who helped us out on the day and special thanks to David Edge and his colleagues for a great day out – hoping we planted well and they hold fast and grow strong.