THE concept of planting a seed, nurturing it and watching it grow is not a new one, but it does still work well in a learning environment.
Ten students from Leeton High School recently participated in a National Tree Day event, planting 20 seedlings that will soon become trees and shrubs.
The seedlings were planted outside and to the side of the school's administration office.
The concept was one that had numerous benefits, according to the school's mentor Joey Longford.
"It's very beneficial for the students ... they learn a lot by being part of the whole process and patiently watching it come together throughout that," he said.
"On the day they learned about leadership, time management, renewable energy and much more."
National Tree Day was co-founded in 1996 by Planet Ark and Olivia Newton-John.
It has now grown in to Australia's largest community tree planting and nature protection event.
National Tree Day is a call to action for all Australians to put their hands in the earth and give back to their community.
The Department of Education also recognises the importance of events such as this, particularly garden programs it said helps to "enhance learning, improve health and can engage disengaged students".
"The students really did find the day to be very beneficial," Mr Longford said.
The day was made possible by Leeton Toyota.
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