The Tree Council of Ireland supported by Tetra Pak, celebrated Tetra Pak Tree Day themed ‘Be a True Friend of the Environment’, which which took place Yesterday (Thursday 8th October).
Pic shows Abigail L’Estrange (8), Mia Singleton (8), and Denise Joshua (7) from OLOC Donnycarney 2nd class as they celebrated Tetra Pak Tree Day in St Annes Park with special guest Lord Mayor of Dublin Críona Ní Dhálaigh. On Tetra Pak Tree Day schools and families nationwide are invited to spend the day learning about trees and being outside enjoying their natural environment. As part of this year’s campaign, over 1,000 native tree saplings will be made available free of charge through the website, www.treeday.ie, for primary schools to help teach children about the importance of planting trees to improve biodiversity on the school grounds.
Tetra Pak Tree Day is an opportunity for children, teachers and parents to connect directly with trees, nature and the outdoors. It’s the only day in the primary school curriculum when school children are encouraged to put down their books and go outside to learn about nature. Many schools also take the opportunity to participate in guided woodland walks at various locations throughout the country, enabling children to connect directly with nature.
Through this year’s campaign, children will learn about how to be more environmentally aware with lots of recycling tips and advice to help achieve and maintain their 1st Green School flag. To coincide with the campaign, the Tetra Pak® cartons of Avonmore School Milk will feature seven bespoke, fun recycling messages, illustrations and puzzles.