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Tree planting Day and garden developments at ISS

On Friday September 28th the first trees were planted in ISS school gardens on National Tree Planting day. Trees, shrubs and plants were kindly donated by the Wildlife clubs of Seychelles coordinator Mr Terence Vel. Bwa Blanc and Bwa de rose are trees commonly found by mangrove areas and they should flourish where they were planted by members of the Secondary Eco school club. Other endemic plants were donated by the Biodiversity centre at Barbarons. Orangine and Rose de Venzeuela are rare endemic plants that we hope to protect and encourage in our gardens. Many thanks to the National Botanical Gardens Foundation for these and other plants.
ISS students have also become bitten by the gardening bug and many thanks to parents who donated plants to the school. The children in our Eco team planted and watered the plants they brought in. The Medicinal Garden is already doing very well and we have several flowering plants too. We hope that Junior Student council will keep up the good work watering all the new additions to our gardens.
We are very happy with the response to our request for plants and the children have enjoyed being part of our Eco school plans to develop the school grounds. Thank you.