Friday 1st June was Arbor Day and our 7-9 year old classes went and joined the Rotary Club of Cambridge once again, to plant trees in Roscommon Reserve in Floreat. The children worked together to plant seedlings and then placed green protective enclosures around them to stop the rabbits eating them. Three of our children were photographed by the local newspaper, the ‘Western Suburbs Weekly’, so keep an eye out for the article!
The children also had experience with some of the volunteers from the Bird Watching Society. They spoke about the types of birds we may see and some of the characteristics of these birds. The children then got to use the binoculars to see if they could see any birds themselves - some of the children were very interested in the water droplets on the leaves!
We also had some of our children photographed with the Town of Cambridge Mayor, Simon Withers planting the commemorative tree in Perry Lakes. The children who attended the Arbor Day planting in 2011 were quite excited to see the tree they watched the mayor plant last year. The mayor had a few questions to ask the school groups attending the event and Bold Park children were very vocal, responding to nearly every question loudly and clearly. The mayor asked how they knew all the answers and our children responded with “We’re epic!” The mayor even commented on how “smart” our children were, we were very proud! The children enjoyed the sausage sizzle and a play before heading back to school.
Zara “I like planting all the trees for my first time.”
Chiara “I enjoyed bird watching even though we didn’t see any birds.” Zara “And we saw a cat in the window.”
Stephanie Hitchings (7-9 yo class teacher)