Green thumbs at Nossal High School

Nossal High School recently held a tree planting day. Picture: Nossal High School

By Jamie Salter

Nossal High School students recently spent the day planting 200 native seedlings to make their school more environmentally friendly.

The annual tree planting day was held on November 19 and led by the Nossal Environmental Sustainability Team.

The students came into school on a pupil free day to plant the seedlings, a donation from Fountain Gate Bunnings.

NEST leader Po Lin Ooi thanked the 33 students who attended the tree planting day.

“A special thank to Jason Bell, Michelle Desaulniers, Jenny Chandler and Melissa Neal (Fountain Gate Bunnings activities organiser) for all their help,” she said.

“The weather was just right for planting, not too hot and not too cold.

“It took almost two hours to plant about 200 trees.”

Principal Roger Page said the school has been revegetating the area over the years to provide more green space to students and staff.

“The NEST team is run by a strong group of students – they’re a very committed group,” Mr Page said.

“The students own the landscape a bit more when they get involved.

“We’re ensuring the school is more green and environmentally friendly, and we will continue to do so.”

He said Bunnings has supported the school for a number of years.

“Melissa from Fountain Gate Bunnings came and spent the day planting the seedlings with the students,” Mr Page said.

The NEST team will soon plant an Indigenous garden at the school with machinery and groundworks coming from the Level Crossing Removal Authority.