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Who said that ten year-old students are incapable of making a difference?
Our Grade 5 students decided to take ”The Road Not Taken" and make a difference by planting more than 60 trees in our once-green country. By doing so, they have chosen the path of reforestation rather than the sad trend of deforestation.
As a first step in this project, our students wrote persuasive letters to their parents, informing them about the importance of planting trees and the worrying direct and indirect effects of deforestation.
In order to raise funds for this endeavor, our energetic students completed several chores at home for a period of one week. In exchange for successfully accomplished shore, the students earned $1 a day. Luckily, this amount was doubled by a generous matching grant from MedBank.
The overall sum raised allowed us to buy 80 pine trees to be planted in Deir-Al-Qamar, 30 fir trees to be granted to the municipality of Simkanieh, and 10 pine trees to Masraaht-Al Chouf Area.
On February 10th, 62 students from Grade 5 planted 62 trees. Yes, one tree per student.
The trees are quite strong and promising-as are our students.
Article posted February 15, 2010 at 11:59 PM •
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