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Students of Campbell’s Castle All Age, Pratville Primary and Infant and Victoria Town All Age schools, Manchester, planted over 75 trees, donated by the Forestry Department in collaboration with Jamalco, on Friday (October 2).
The event was held to commemorate National Tree Planting Day, and 14 volunteers from Jamalco’s mining department joined the students in planting the trees, which included timber and fruit trees.
“We have a responsibility to nurture the young minds on the importance of trees in our daily lives, and the environment. Jamalco fully endorses, and is committed, to contribute and work with children in our hosts schools,” said the company’s Mines Operations Manager, Leighton Jones.
Principal of Pratville Primary and Infant, Valda Buckle, commended Jamalco for organising the tree planting exercise which, she said, allowed the students to learn important features of the environment.
Jamalco will be planting an additional 5,000 trees in October, which is celebrated as Alcoa’s Month of Service. The Forestry Department stages the National Tree Planting exercise each year to raise awareness of their importance, and Jamalco donates trees to organisations and groups interested in planting them during the month.

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