Primary/Secondary Schools Competition - Arbor 2017

Celebrating 20 Years (1997 - 2017)

Primary School Competition
Tree Investigation (7 yrs. - 12 yrs.)

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Over the past ten years, both the primary and secondary schools across the island had been approached and invited to participate in various competitions in celebration of Arbor Day.   This year, it is being proposed that a Tree Investigation Competition targeting students attending primary schools would be undertaken. The student is a reporter for the Community News. Their assignment is to write a news report to tell people how important trees are in their neighbourhood. The student begins by making observations of trees in their own neighbourhood.  They would be expected to write a report on the importance of trees in their neighbourhoods by making their own observations, based on the set criteria. (See attached)

Rules & Guidelines

The competition is open to Primary School Students 7yrs –12yrs & must be submitted by September 11, 2017.

Entries must bear the following information:

  • Name of student
  • Age
  • Name of School
  • Teacher’s Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Contact Number

Entries must be addressed to –

The Chairman
National Arbor Day Committee
C/o The National Conservation Commission
Codrington House
Codrington
St. Michael

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Secondary School Competition
Heritage Trees Project (12 yrs. - 18 yrs.)

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Students from secondary schools are invited to participate in the Heritage Trees Project.   This project would involve the selection of a tree in Barbados, which is of such significant importance that it could be classified at a AHeritage Tree,@ based on its age, size, special interest and/or historical significance. NB. The Baobab Trees located at Queen’s Park and Warrens MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR SUBMISSION.

Students are required to submit a research paper of 1500 words stating why the tree should be considered for the Heritage Tree Designation. Students must state the location of the tree supported by a recent photograph.  Students are expected to indicate the name of the tree (Local & Botanical), Characteristics, medicinal properties (if applicable), associated folklore etc.

Rules & Guidelines

The competition is open to Secondary School Students 12yrs –18yrs & must be submitted by September 11, 2017.

Entries must bear the following information:

  • Name of student
  • Age
  • Name of School
  • Teacher’s Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Contact Number

Entries must be addressed to –

The Chairman
National Arbor Day Committee
C/o The National Conservation Commission
Codrington House
Codrington
St. Michael