Joint Arbor, Heritage Day celebrations at Mandeni school

2017-09-27 06:03
Pupils from Cranburn Primary School in Mandeni enjoyed a day of celebrations with Nampak Liquid Cartons and Food & Trees for Africa last week. Read more on page 7.

Pupils from Cranburn Primary School in Mandeni enjoyed a day of celebrations with Nampak Liquid Cartons and Food & Trees for Africa last week. Read more on page 7.

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NAMPAK Liquid Cartons collaborated with Food & Trees for Africa to donate 50 fruit and shade trees to the impoverished, but ambitious community of Cranburn Primary School in Isithebe, Mandeni last week.

The donation was a joint celebration of Arbor Day and Heritage Day.

Amid much excitement pupils entertained guests with speeches, poetry, singing and traditional dancing.

The event was supported by the Department of Environmental Affairs and a demonstration on tree planting was conducted by Bharati Tugh from Food & Trees for Africa.

Nampak’s Safety, Health, Environment, Risk and Quality manager Vasen Pillay
pointed out the many benefits of trees to our planet, from cleaning the air, to preventing soil erosion and providing food and shade.

In a fun and informative presentation he highlighted the link between trees and the cartons in which Nampak produces to pack dairy, fruit juice, maheu, wine, cereal, rice and other such products.

“Few other packaging types are as environmentally beneficial as cartons,” he told pupils.

“The trees grown to produce the board for our cartons come from an entirely renewable resource.
The more cartons we need, the more trees are grown. And this is good for the environment.”

He also encouraged pupils not to litter, but to dispose of used cartons in a responsible manner where they can be collected and recycled.

The event was concluded by programme director N. Zungu and Cranburn principal G.F Buthelezi, who thanked Nampak and Food & Trees for Africa on behalf of the 161 pupils.
“As Cranburn Primary we are very grateful for the trees because our school is now situated on a new site that has no trees for shade and to block wind and dust from classrooms.
A big thank you to Nampak, Food & Trees for Africa and Environmental Affairs for being with us on the day and making it a success.”

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