On October 14th, 2016 the Secondary 5 Contemporary World Class along with Ms. Croce's grade 5 and 6 from Saint-Lambert Elementary class came together to help plant a cherry blossom tree in front of our school here at Saint-Lambert International. Being an international school, the students wanted to plant a tree of an 'international' variety, and one that would have special meaning to current and future students. The Japanese cherry blossom tree signifies love, wisdom, and new beginnings. The Secondary 5 students agreed there was no better tree to represent our school because next fall, they would be embarking on a new journey after high school, but also for the Grade 6 students who will be starting their own new journey into High School.
After taking a look at the importance of trees for our earth and community, the Grade 5/6 and Secondary 5 class wrote a special wish to the Earth - something personal and meaningful to them. This was placed underneath the roots of the tree before it was planted. Then taking turns, each and every students helped with adding soil, compost, or nutrients to the tree. It was a fun filled, meaningful activity for all students and teachers alike.