Trees return to primary school after long wait

| 04/03/2011

(CNS): Six and a half years after Hurricane Ivan took most of the trees from the school and then the road development took the rest, ten new trees have finally been planted at Sir John A Cumber Primary School in West Bay.Last month Dart Cayman Islands and the Department of Agriculture donated the trees which have been planted around the perimeter of the school yard that will in time provide shade for the youngsters at. The Green Buttonwood, Pink Poui, Neem and Swietenia mahogani will also help raise awareness among the students about the critical importance of trees to the Environment.

The kids also got a lesson in how to prepare the hole and move the trees as the students planted six of them with the help of Dart’s nursery team -Starling Kelly, Clarence Duncan and Dave William. Assistant Principal Lorna Lumsden said it was a good way for the students to make a difference to the environment, not to just sit back and allow someone else to act but to take the initiative.

Sir John A. Cumber Primary School indicated that building awareness on the importance of conserving our environment is very important, and the school hopes to continue to partner with organisations such as Dart Cayman Islands to do so. They also are planning to encourage people to plant trees promote their importance to the preservation of the environment.


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