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St. George Catholic School

Project type: 
Greening our Schoolyards

Spring 2008

It was a beautiful spring day at St. George Catholic School in Byron, and more than 200 students helped plant 5 new trees on their schoolyard. A new outdoor classroom was created new the play structure, and a shade tree was planted in the play area. Parents came to help and keep things cheerful and moving along. The trees will be cared for over the summer by one excited student and his family.


A student stands next to the tree he helped to plant.

These girls enjoyed digging for their new tree.


A wooden log is placed near the tree for seating.

Three of the mothers who helped throughout the day and kept everyone smiling.


Four girls take a break on their new wooden bench.


Lots of activity and jobs to do kept everyone busy.



Moving woodchips is a tough job.



Everyone pitches in to get the job done.

A class pauses to celebrate their new outdoor classroom.