Our Eco-Club at Mathathane Primary School in Bobirwa celebrated Arbour Day earlier this month.
A few of our children wrote this poem about trees:
Poem of a tree
I tree I am shining like a diamond in the sky
I provide many things for you but you still destroy me
I am the one who provides air no one else can supply
Most people think I am just growing for nothing
When it is sunny, I provide shadow for you, but you don’t care about me
I protect the soil from being taken by the running water
Traditional doctors use my leaves, roots and bark for medicine
I beautify the environment with my beautiful flowers
Furniture is made from my parts
During autumn you harvest my fruits without my permission
But you don’t take care of me
I am a good producer
All of you starting from today, start caring for me so that I can continue providing for you.