Students of Central Abaco Primary School’s (CAPS) Discovery Club made a special presentation of a mulberry tree to the school for Earth Day on April 22. They were joined by Advisors Anastacia Dawkins and Donica Mackey.
The theme was: “Let’s Take the Lead.” Banners with messages of “Earth Day April 22” and encouragement to “Do Your Green Thing” were hung near the stage.
Dawkins spoke about how Planet Earth is being depleted of its plants therefore the school needed to have more plants.
“Today, the Discovery Club of Central Abaco Primary is going to plant a mulberry tree,” Dawkins announced. “This mulberry tree will be planted to show that it can give you some shade and also some nutrients when the fruits are on it.
“We’re going to take the lead, and show the rest of The Bahamas how we take care of our plants.”
She encouraged all of the students to join the Discovery Club in taking the lead and taking care of plants. Last year, a poster competition was introduced, but did not take place this year because of the amount of activities scheduled at the school. However, Dawkins said that the Discovery Club will be posting environmental signs around the school and its immediate area.
Before closing, Dawkins encouraged students to keep their environment clean particularly in the area where they wait for their parents because it has been kept untidy in the past. Students were also encouraged to donate their soda can or juice can caps to the Discovery Club’s Recycling program.
“We want to invite you to take the lead with us this year for Earth Day as we help Planet Earth and restore it to its glory days how the Creator wanted it to be.”
The Discovery Club members formed a semi-circle around the mulberry tree and assisted with pouring soil into the hole and securely planting it.