Students at the Elias Brookings school showed their commitment to the environment by celebrating Arbor Day on Friday April 27th. Students in the fifth grade classes performed songs and dressed up as trees to show their appreciation for the many benefits that trees bring to our community. Joining principal Terry Powe were Alan Ingram, Superintendent of Springfield Schools, Densie Jordan, Chief of Staff for Mayor Domenic Sarno, and representatives from Congressmen Richard Neal’s offices.
Ed Casey, City Forester, was on hand to teach the students about the importance of trees and to plant a tree at the school building. After the program, the students went outside to help plant the horsechestnut tree. Mr. Casey also gave every student at the school a white pine seedling to take home and plant. To learn more about Arbor Day visit the Arbor Day Foundation website at: http://www.arborday.org/arborday/