Tree Planting Project

Tavernspite School asked the Woodland Trust for 30 trees to plant in our outdoor area.

What did you do and how did you involve the whole school?

At the beginning of term, Eco committee had their first meeting to discuss actions for the coming year. One of the things they wanted to do was to plant trees in the school ground. This then involved Class 6, so that the oldest children could be part of the process to ‘leave their mark’ at the school. The whole school were involved in naming the 10x Rowans, 10x Cherry and 10x Silver Birch saplings.

How and why did you decide on this target?

Pupils’ suggestions were the reason behind this target. It was mentioned in Eco meetings and during class council following on from our whole school COP26 work. We then saw that The Woodland Trust were offering free trees so we were able to take action.

How has the project impacted on your school and your community?

The children wanted to do their bit to help fight Climate Change so we talked about the vital role trees play in reducing CO2. They also wanted to do this project to improve habitats for birds and other creatures.

How did you celebrate success and what are your next steps?

Photos were shared with parents and the rest of the school. Our next steps are to receive more trees for other year groups to plant. Children will be responsible for the nurturing of the
new trees, with regular watering in the spring and summer term.