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The children of Formosa Primary in New Horizons were treated to green smiles when local NPOs Lunchbox Theatre and The Green Ticket teamed up to bring some tree magic to the school.
The Lunchbox Theatre team has developed a brand new theatre show and workshop program that celebrates indigenous trees as a vital part of our existence. Fun and interactive, The Tree Show uses song, dance and physical theatre to convey a simple yet engaging story and contains information relating to the importance of trees, the threats they endure and practical ways to conserve them.
The story takes place in a small village where the tranquility and celebration of a wedding ceremony is disturbed by insensitive, naive and greedy developers. Using a large tree puppet that voices his concern through an old man, the developers learn more about trees and so change their ways.
After the show the children took to the school ground to plant their own indigenous tree sponsored by Debbie Fermor of Ingwe Forest Adventures. The Lunchbox crew guided the enthusiastic crowd in singing the two volunteers through the steps of planting a tree.
Planting the tree is obviously only the first step and The Green Ticket will be visiting the school on a regular basis to help a selected grade look after the tree. A watering can and badges indentifying a weekly Tree Captain have been given to the school.
Formosa Primary serves as a pilot project that can hopefully be taken to all the other schools in the Bitou area once funding has been secured.