Children help celebrate national tree planting day

For Brighton Family Day Care the celebration of National Tree Day symbolised their strong links to the community and highlighted the importance of collaborative partnerships with many stakeholders within our community.

BRIGHTON Family Day Care recently organised a tree planting event to celebrate national tree planting day.

Educators, children and Family Day Care staff came together with Brighton Council at Bridgewater Parkland to plant a eucalyptus maculata which was donated by Council.

National Tree Day was co-founded in 1996 by Planet Ark and Olivia Newton-John. It is an opportunity for everyone in Australia to get their hands dirty and give back to the environment and there were plenty of enthusiastic little helpers on hand at Bridgewater Parkland to get their hands dirty.

For Brighton Family Day Care the celebration of National Tree Day symbolised their strong links to the community and highlighted the importance of collaborative partnerships with many stakeholders within our community.

Deputy Mayor Barbara Curran attended the event as the official representative of Council.

Deputy Mayor Barbara Curran and Council’s horticulturist Tim Pursell with Brighton Family Day Care educators and excited and enthusiastic children who planted the tree donated by Brighton Council.

Cr Curran has a strong connection to Brighton Family Day Care as a former educator over many years and understands the importance of activities such as this for children’s play as well as children learning about the importance of trees and nature from an early age.

“I was delighted to be able to witness our young children get into the spirit of tree planting on this national day so enthusiastically and at such a young age to learn the importance of planting trees to help protect our environment,” Cr Curran said.

Council’s horticulturist Tim Pursell was also on hand to assist with the planting and ensure the beautifully healthy eucalypt gets the best possible start.

Bridgewater Parkland was the chosen spot for the planting as it is used by Family Day Care educators for multiple purposes but primarily provides children the opportunity to learn, explore and develop through play.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, it was a small event. However, Brighton Family Day Care is planning to make this an annual event with a larger community presence in the future.

Brighton Family Day Care is currently looking for new educators as the program continues to grow. If you would like more information or you are interested in becoming an educator with Brighton Family Day Care please contact Jess or Tegan on 6263 4009 or email fdc.brighton@iinet.net.au for more information.

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