Students from Bundaberg Christian College didn't mind getting their hands dirty this week to help plant native trees as part of Council's One Million Trees project.
Principal Paul Thompson said the Year 6 students joined in the initiative as part of their roles as Reef Guardians, planting bottle brushes, grevilleas and other native species along the school fence line.
“It was a wonderful opportunity for our students to get involved in helping the environment, especially being located near the Woongarra Scrub,” he said.
“We also wanted to support a local initiative from the Council, it has been a real privilege for us as a college.”
The school's Reef Guardian representatives were all-hands-on-deck for the planting event, learning as much as they could about the importance of trees.
One Million Trees a special project for students
Year 6 student Hudson Urquhart said he loved participating in the One Million Trees initiative.
“I love being out in the bush and in nature, it is one of my favourite things to do,” he said.
“It's going to be really exciting to see how big the trees will grow when we are in Year 12.
“They will grow, just like us.”
Students Chloe Franz and Evie Mason said planting more trees was an important part of keeping the environment healthy while providing homes for many different animals species.
“They give animals somewhere to live, like bees have somewhere to hang out,” Evie said.
“It felt good to help the environment.”
Chloe agreed and said she was glad to be involved in the project, with the chance to get their hands dirty making it a fun task.
Get involved in One Million Trees project
Bundaberg Regional Council has a vision of planting one million thriving trees in the region by the end of 2024.
Residents, businesses, schools and community groups can get involved by hosting a community tree planting event, participating in the Landholder Program or registering a tree.
Find out more, including how to apply for free trees, here.