ABERFOYLE – Groups of students from Aberfoyle Public School took part in activities on May 8 in support of Earth Day (April 22).
While some students cleaned and beautified the school campus, others took part in planting 33 white spruces and three American Elms behind the baseball diamond at Puslinch Community Centre.
The school collaborated with the Township of Puslinch, Green Legacy which supplied the trees, and the Puslinch Optimists Club which catered a lunch.
The goal of Green Legacy is to see 30 per cent of Wellington County under forest. The figure is currently 19%.
Aberfoyle PS principal, Andrew Cloutier said the school was always keen to engage in community partnerships. The event was put together by Kiran Johal who had three children at the school and who is on the school’s parent council, and by Puslinch councillor Sara Bailey.
Adam McDowell and Ilyana Fast from Green Legacy gave the students a quick tutorial on tree planting. Spades then hit the soil and within 30 minutes the saplings were installed in their new home.