We’re proud to be supporting Welsh Government’s ‘My Tree, Our Forest ’ programme. Working in partnership with Size of Wales and Woodland Trust, we’re offering 100 schools the opportunity to have a small woodland planted in their grounds.
Selected schools will receive expert help in planting their trees, and inspiring educational workshops from Keep Wales Tidy and Size of Wales to make sure pupils understand the importance of trees on a local and global scale. The scheme is free of charge to state schools.
Yes – pupil involvement is a key part of the project. Discuss with your Keep Wales Tidy officer before the session what would work best for you.
The school must commit to the long-term protection and maintenance of the tree planting site (a minimum of 10 years).
State schools can apply providing they can evidence a suitable area(s) for the trees to be planted.
Priority will be given to schools that have limited access to nature, whilst ensuring a geographical spread across Wales.
Schools need to supply photographs and / or videos showing their outside space.
Keep Wales Tidy will deliver an educational workshop alongside the tree planting session, educating pupils on native tree planting, forest care and the importance of habitats for biodiversity and climate change.
Size of Wales will engage pupils in an educational workshop that focuses on global tree importance, reforestation, and minimising deforestation in the fight against climate change.
The workshops will take place on different days at a time agreed with the school.
Yes. Schools who are not part of the Eco-Schools programme will be required to register as an Eco-School to receive the associated support and resources.
Please submit the relevant application form via the Keep Wales Tidy website. Please answer all the questions and attach photographs and videos as required.
An independent grants panel meeting will take place in August 2022 and again in September 2022, and potentially monthly thereafter until the 100 successful schools have been selected. Successful schools will be informed from early September 2022.
What3words is a website and app that has divided the world into 3 metre squares and gave each square a unique combination of three words. It’s the easiest way to find and share exact locations.
Please visit www.what3words.com to pinpoint the exact location of your planned planting site.
Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across 70 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet. The programme was developed by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in 1994 and run in Wales by Keep Wales Tidy.
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