Wearing bright orange vests and bright smiles to match, Sentinel Primary Eco Club members were hard at work last Saturday, planting hundreds of trees and plants on the embankment in front of the school. They included young olive, fig, orange, lemon, loquat and several indigenous trees.
The Eco Club is an initiative of the Sentinel Primary School, together with Thrive Hout Bay, which is partnering with all 11 schools in Hout Bay to create awareness amoung the children by creating green spaces at their schools.
Bronwen Lankers-Byrne of Thrive said: “Thrive was awarded the 2011/2012 UN Seed Award and with the prize money we bought an initial 100 trees for the school gardens. Another 200 fruit and nut trees were acquired recently and 80 went to Sentinel Primary. Members of Hout Bay community were great in donating plants as well.”