State Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley congratulated Strathaird and Berwick Chase Primary School’s for their participation in National Schools Tree Day.

Schools Tree Day is part of the National Tree Day program, which is coordinated by Planet Ark. Each year, over 2,000 preschools, kindergartens, primary and high schools take part in this worthy endeavour.

Ms Graley donated 200 Australian native trees and plants for the enthusiastic students from both schools to plant and care for.

Ms Graley said that the planting was a great success thanks to the outstanding efforts of both staff and students.

“Students and staff from both Strathaird and Berwick Chase Primary Schools have demonstrated a strong commitment to protecting our local environment,”

“I have no doubt that the newly planted native trees and plants will flourish under the care of students from both schools,”

“I know that both schools and the local community will enjoy watching their new gardens grow.”

Last year thousands of volunteers planted more than 1 million native trees, shrubs and grasses at more than 3300 National Tree Day events.