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Trees for Learning

Trees for Learning’ is funded by Defra in partnership with England’s Community Forests. It is part of a national initiative for school children to plant one million trees by 2020. They would like to connect children with nature by helping primary schools to plant trees in their school grounds or other public spaces. We’ll also help teachers to use trees for curriculum-linked activities.


On Wednesday 12th December 2018, the children helped to dig, plant and learn about the trees/plants and shrubs and how to care for and keep our environment green. Now that the trees have been planted, Nic will keep in touch with us, and the children, to ensure that the trees/shrubs/plants are growing well. We will use this project as part of our curriculum, for example, measuring how much the trees have grown over time.


Comments from Nic Wort:

I just wanted to let you know how much we (Nic and Lynn) enjoyed the tree (hedge) planting event yesterday. We thought the children were brilliant - polite, enthusiastic, energetic and really wanting to get stuck in. There were also some great examples of team work and it was lovely to see the Y6 pupils working so well with the Foundation class. The children were a credit to the school and all in all it was a very successful day.


Here’s the link to the VSP for the video I made.