Over 350 primary schools across Victoria have already registered, for the Gallipoli Oaks Project.
The Quercus Calliprinos (Palestine Oak) saplings are now being grown at various nurseries and Burnley Horticultural College for planting by Victorian primary students at their schools as part of celebrations to commemorate the centenary of the landing at ANZAC Cove on April 25, 1915.
The project enables students to learn about Australia’s involvement in the Gallipoli campaign, the significance of remembrance trees and the importance of greening communities.
The aim is for primary schools and their local Return Soldiers’ League members (RSL’s) to plant their trees and/or hold a commemorative ceremony on ANZAC Day 2015 across Victoria.
The digital education kit was launched at this year’s Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Featured here is the Digital e-book of The Gallipoli Oaks Story: How the trees came to grow here. I have inserted it in Issuu an online service that converts PDFs into ebooks. Yes there are ads so read it in full screen with your students.
Digital teacher resource kit for classroom use, tailored to the Grade 3 Curriculum
Click here to see a new map of the 450 schools and 50 RSLs registered already. Schools can register at www.gallipolioaks.org