On Friday 13th March 2020, all children in Reception, and a few school governor, planted a sapling on the school field.
With a little help from the adults, each child planted a tree in our new copse just outside Reception and Year 1, as well as a few wildflower seeds which will hopefully attract the bees which Years 1 - 4 learnt all about in the recent theatre group visit!
The children all carefully placed their tree in the hole, inserted a bamboo cane for support, filled the hole back in, put a tree protector around the sapling and gave it a good splash of water from the watering can!
We hope that, over the next 6 years with us - and with a little bit of TLC along the way - the Reception children will be able to watch their tree - and their little woodland - grow as they do. We also hope that they will see wildlife beginning to call it home and, hopefully, understand the small impact that their tree is having on reducing the impact of climate change!
The trees were kindly donated by a local sponsor - as part of their carbon offsetting. We are very grateful to them!