Thursday, September 21, 2006

Today in Estonia

9 schools from Estonia participated. Holstre Kool in Holstre planted Aesculus hippocastanum


"On a sunny colourful day our children aged 2-18 and teachers gathered by our playground. We sang a song dedicated to Treeplanting Day. It was selfmade runic verse song, which contained information about the event in general, about the treeplanting day and wishes for the tree. Two leader singers sang a line and all the others repeated it. We had prepared the hole and also provided a bottle which contained a sheet with the words of our song. While singing it, our principal together with our kindergarten children planted our chestnut tree. It was very sweet that every child used his own little spade for putting more earth around the roots and together they all poured water. "