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The Woodland Trust Tree Planting Project

A copse pack had been donated to the school by The Woodland Trust and children from the Lower Years, Upper Years and Sixth Form were grouped so that one younger child worked with one older child on the project. It was a joy to watch pupils who would not normally have lessons together work so enthusiastically and with such mutual respect for one another.The pupils gathered spades, trowels and gloves and moved to the back field where they proceeded to dig holes (taking extra care not to injure any earthworms) and plant Silver Birch, Rowan and Wild Cherry trees. Once back inside the Mall Hall, the older pupils helped the younger pupils produce posters about the tree planting and some of the new things they had learned as part of the project, such as how to protect a sapling tree from rabbits and squirrels.
Watch the tree planting film here