The ERS School Tree Nurseries Programme and the School Flutter Flower Programme are providing a service to both the community and the environment by helping children in schools to learn about the environment and to plant trees and create wildflower meadows in order to restore their local degraded habitats.
March 3rd, 2014
Teacher Rachel Hutchins has kindly provided this feedback from the school’s planting day in January
The trees were planted by our Green finger gardening groups and our after school gardening club. The children have learnt not only how to plant a tree but also how to care for them. The children check them every week and they are already growing! Below are a few photos of our school planting the trees.
February 17th, 2014
In December 2013 a group of nurseries in Newhaven, East Sussex created a school tree nursery with trees provided by ERS. Teacher Dinah Pryor has kindly provided this feedback:
We planted the trees with about twenty parents and children in the pouring rain on December 15th 2013. Thank you very much for your help and we enjoyed working with you to ‘green’ this bit of Newhaven!
The schools involved in the project were Noah’s Ark Nursery School, Denton Island Nursery, Hillcrest Nursery and Happy Valley Pre- School. This tree nursery is only phase 1 of a much bigger programme which includes a plan for getting Forest Schools up and running on the site for Noah’s Ark and other nearby nursery groups.
February 14th, 2014
Teacher Sarah Green has kindly provided a copy of this month’s school newsletter, showing the development of their tree nursery
“Thank you so much for the saplings, although the weather leaves a lot to be desired we had fun planting these out and will keep you updated of their progress.”
February 10th, 2014
Teacher Stella Woodward has provided this update on the School’s Tree Nursery planting:
Thank you so much for the trees! As you can see from the photos the students really enjoyed planting them . It was really interesting discussing all the different types of trees. We have talked about why planting native trees is the best for wildlife.
February 7th, 2014
Teacher Tina Ward has provided this feedback from Town Lane School’s tree nursery, which they set up last year with trees from ERS
The children planted your trees in a small ‘Tree Nursery’ located in our Quad. We put straw over the top of the soil to protect the roots during winter. In February 2013 we went out with the children into the community and planted trees in a number of children’s nurseries and schools. We also took some trees on our school trip and planted them with the Wirral Rangers.
The children had great fun learning about how to care for the trees and going out from school to plant them. We would like to thank you for the gift of the trees.
I wish you could see how happy they looked taking part in this exciting activity!
January 30th, 2014
Navleen Kaur, Learning for Life Coordinator, has given this update on the school’s Tree Nursery planting day
Thanks so much for the trees, we had an amazing lesson! We watched some videos and talked about healthy eating and then went out to plant!
The students got a lot out of this and we even turned to the sikh scriptures and did a naming ceremony for each tree!
We look forward to sending you some pics once they begin to grow!
January 21st, 2014
Headteacher Adam Booker has provided this update on Willoughby school’s tree nursery:
Pupils from our school for pupils with severe and profound learning difficulties planted the trees this Friday the 17th January with a parent and governor. The trees will be being donated to the Town of Bourne in two years time, and a donor charity has been found who will plant them. We have had a lot of fun doing the tree planting this morning!
January 21st, 2014
Coombe Girl’s school received saplings from ERS this January to create their School Tree Nursery. Teacher & Environment officer Melanie Murzamurzicz has provided this update:
Just a quick note to say thank you very much for the trees. We have been planting with our students over the last few days and the students have really enjoyed the activity. Below are some photos from the tree planting.
January 16th, 2014
At the Earth Restoration Service we have been working with community forestry group Andover Trees United for the past few years. Andover Trees United is a Community Partnership of 25 local schools, youth groups, volunteers and businesses working in partnership with specialist environmental organisations. Their aim is to involve every young person in our community in planting 10,000 trees in and around Andover over the coming decade.
We have provided tree saplings and planting materials to the group which enables schools and the local community in the Andover area to get involved with setting up a tree nursery and learning about the environment. You can see some photos and a video from the group’s recent tree planting days below.