Green thumbs were out in force at Narrabeen Lakes Public School last month with students working with Transport for NSW to plant over 80 natives and edibles to beautify the school grounds.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the plants would provide the school with screening from the street, with the edible species also supporting local wildlife, particularly birds, bats and gliders who love feasting on Lilli Pilly fruit.
“As part of Transport’s community engagement across the Northern Beaches, plant-a-tree-day at Narrabeen Lakes Public School supports local sustainable initiatives geared towards improving green space within local environments,” the spokesperson said.
“It’s also a fun, hands-on activity for the students to learn not only how to plant the trees but also how to care for them in their school grounds.”
Narrabeen Lakes Public School Principal, Susan Tickle said she was thrilled with the initiative.
“Working with the B-Line team has given us the opportunity to improve the greenery within the play area in our school grounds and also provide screening to the street,” she said.
“It’s great to have the children involved and learn more about how plants can be used to visually improve the space and our environment.”
The B-Line Project Team will continue working with the community on various initiatives such as tree planting at local schools in 2018.