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New Trees for Forest School

Children from Zurich Class continued to develop the Forest School site by planting new trees last week. They spent the afternoon learning about the new saplings and getting their hands dirty by planting them on the school field.

 

The trees, all native broad leaved species, will grow into a flourishing young hedgerow. They have been provided by the Woodland Trust, as part of its free tree pack scheme - where trees are supplied to schools that want to improve their local environment. The children enjoyed exploring, crafting, identifying the flora and fauna; building dens, hunting mini beasts and much more.

 

Toby Long, Head Teacher, St George’s said “Forest School provides our children with the opportunity to spend time getting closer to nature and these trees will, in time, add greatly to that experience. It encourages children to be inquisitive, question their decisions and manage their own risk, all skills we believe to be important in developing confident, rounded young people.” 

 

Sian McAulay, Forest School Leader at St George’s said: “These trees will definitely enhance our Forest School learning environment. Involving the children in the planting really helped to encourage their appreciation and understanding of nature and resulted in a great sense of pride.”

  

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