POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Students at G. Harold Antrim Elementary School celebrated Arbor Day on Friday afternoon by performing songs that honor the beauty of trees.
Over 100 parents and community members attended the annual celebration which took place on the lawn outside of the school.
National Arbor Day is always celebrated on the last Friday in April, this year marks the 150th anniversary of the day.
The program began with a performance of The Star-Spangled Banner with Mr. McLaughlin directing the junior chorus.
The junior chorus then sang the “School Song” which was followed by an introduction of the classes by Madilyn Deichman and Mackenzie Pellerito who are each peer leaders.
The pre-school and kindergarten class next presented “Our Arbor Day Song.”
The first-grade class sang a song titled “Little Seeds” which captured the celebration of the day which is to plant a tree.
Second grade students performed “Rappin’ About Trees” followed by a “Trees” poem recited by the third grade class and an “Earth Day” poem by the fourth-grade class.
The ceremony ended with a performance of “This Land Is Your Land” with Mr. McLaughlin directing the students.
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