7,000 trees & counting!

St Aloysius College students pictured with 
The Hon. George Pullicino, Minister for Resources and Rural Affairs (centre), and Patrick Magro, SJ, College Rector.

For seven years now, St Aloysius College students have been making their own compost, collecting and sowing seeds, watering the tree-saplings and transplanting them into larger pots once these start growing. These trees are then passed on to the Ministry of Resources and Rural Affairs to be used in various embellishment works around Malta and Gozo.

The project is a collaboration between Bank of Valletta, St Aloysius College and the said Ministry, and has seen the nurture of over 7,000 trees.
“This year, we are seeing the third and fourth generation of students participating in this project and are delighted to see the continued interest of the students year after year” said Mr Spiteri, project coordinator and a member of staff at the College. “We are proud to note that some students who have participated in the early stages of the project and have now graduated from the College regularly check on the progress and also visit sites where the saplings they helped grow were planted”.

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