Hoekwil Primary school recently turned 100 years and in order to celebrate this huge milestone, Precious Tree Project, the staff, the school learners, their moms, dads and grandparents spent a day greening up the school by planting 100 indigenous trees and a large variety of shrubs around the school grounds.
We started the day with a short interactive group session on the importance of indigenous plants and trees – for animal, insect and humankind – then gave a quick demonstration on how to plant a tree to give it the best chance of survival.
A big thank you to all those who pitched up and pitched in to make the event such a memorable one for all.
And thank you to the school groundsmen and those school learners who have offered to maintain the trees and plants while they take root!
Volunteer Tree Planting: Rock the Route was our sponsor for trees this month. Fourteen of them were planted out the day before (2 per grade), and the balance of them were planted out by our VIPs on the following day.
Heini Bosman, from Rock the Route, pitched up and joined in to help – little did he know that he helped us plant out the very trees his own company had sponsored. Rocking the Route indeed! Thank you Rock the Route / Pangea Trails for affording us this opportunity to enrich the natural surroundings at Hoekwil Primary.
School Educational Workshop & Tree Planting Programme: We spent a day with all the Hoekwil Primary School learners; raising awareness around our natural environment, the valuable role that trees have in the bigger picture, and of course, we planted trees with them all. Getting hands, feet and faces dirty in the process!
School Educational Workshops and Tree Planting Programme: The learners of Hoekwil Primary School were enthusiastic participants in our School Educational Program. After the planting, they were all given the opportunity to represent their newfound knowledge in a creative way.
These are some of the many beautiful creative interpretations we would like to share. Thank you to the staff and teachers for all the input and who helped make this event possible!