“I’m planting a tree to teach me to make the world a better place.”-
Andrea Koehle Jones
I believe this was Grade 3’s motto for the day as they embarked on a journey to make a difference in the school’s community. On Friday 11th June 2021, the learners at Tatu Primary planted a total of 100 trees in our school that would not only benefit the environment but also for educational purposes such as improving the children’s learning.
This exercise was supported by their homeroom teachers who educated the learners on the importance of tree planting and did a demo beforehand in class to illustrate how trees are planted. The best way to cultivate the cultural principle of the joy of learning is by inspiring a love for nature at an early age.
Planting trees helps beautify the environment. As the trees begin to grow, they will attract bees, birds, and butterflies. Personally, it comforts my soul to see birds, bees, and butterflies flit among the trees and flowers. I imagine by the time Grade 3 learners transition from Nova Primary to Nova High School, it will be a sigh of relief and a sense of pride that they have been able to contribute to the environment and their learning.
- Tree Planting in Session
This was one of the best lessons since the learners were able to do it practically. The Grade 3 learners were happy about planting trees, making a difference in the environment, and nurturing a love for nature. Watching them dance, water their newly planted trees, and naming their trees was a delight beyond measure. The school community will be surrounded by greenery singing birds and blooming flowers in the days and years to come.
It is our hope and joy that they will grow eventually into strong healthy trees.