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.
July 1st, 2015
Earth Restoration Service is the official charity for The Resurgence Poetry Prize, the world’s first major award for ecopoetry.
The Resurgence Poetry Prize is the world’s first major ‘ecopoetry’ award. Three prizes will be awarded each year for original and previously unpublished ecopoems in English. The inaugural 2015 Award has been announced, with a first prize of £5,000 for the best single poem embracing ecological themes, the award ranks amongst the highest of any English language single poem competition.
The Prize operates under the auspices of the Resurgence Trust, publishers of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. The Poetry Archive, and the environmental charity Earth Restoration Service, are also associated with the Prize.
The competition Opens on 17th July and Closes on 1st November 2015
For more information on the prize and details on how to submit an entry, please visit www.resurgenceprize.org
May 19th, 2015
Wednesbury Oak Academy received 50 tree saplings from ERS to set up their own School Tree Nursery in January 2015. Sustainability Coordinator Denise Peake has provided this update & a photo from their tree planting day:
“Thanks go to Earth Restoration Service for the many trees you so kindly provided for our children at Wednesbury Oak Academy. The whole school came out to plant them along with parents and staff. It was a super day for outdoor learning, encompassing many subjects such as speaking and listening, science and PSHE. In addition, the children exercised care and sensitivity showing mature levels of teamwork.
Once again, many thanks for the enduring contribution which has enhanced our school immensely.”
May 12th, 2015
John Paul II primary school is based in West Belfast, Northern Ireland and has just joined together with a local girls school. They have a large grass area in the school, something that is quite rare in schools in that area, and applied to our programme with the aim for their school and community to plant tree saplings together on the grounds.
They received 50 tree saplings from ERS to set up their own School Tree Nursery in March 2015. Teacher Melanie Collins has provided this update & some photos from their tree planting day:
“My class have really enjoyed learning all about trees in the run up to their arrival. We got the whole school involved in planting them and all the children had a great time getting their hands dirty, an experience they don’t get enough of!”
May 11th, 2015
St. Thomas’ CEP School received 50 tree saplings from ERS to set up their own School Tree Nursery in March 2015. Teacher Vicky Davidson has provided some photos of their tree planting day in April for us below.
May 5th, 2015
We are pleased to say this year’s school tree nursery programme has been a great success! Between January & March we have sent tree saplings & tree planting materials to 67 schools around the UK, who have planted a total of 3000 trees on their grounds, contributing to ecological restoration, whilst teaching students about trees & their importance to the ecosystem, and also involving their local communities in planting events.
Below is a map showing the location of this year’s school tree nursery sites, and if you would like to browse an interactive version please click here: http://www.maptive.com/ver3/STN2015
April 30th, 2015
Gwyrosydd Primary is a large school in Swansea with 450 pupils and a newly established Specialist Teaching Facility for autistic children. They signed up for our School Tree Nursery programme to help support their scheme to develop a forest school area on their grounds.
They received 50 tree saplings from ERS to set up their own School Tree Nursery in January 2015. Teacher Moyra Davies has provided this update on their tree planting day:
“I would like to thank you for accepting Gwyrosydd Primary School for the school tree nursery programme. All year groups have been involved in the planting of the trees and they have learned from the experience. The saplings are now established and are growing well. They were planted in an area in the school grounds so we can eventually increase our Forest School site. We are grateful for the trees and we are fortunate to be part of this programme.”
April 29th, 2015
Brompton Academy received 50 tree saplings from ERS to set up their own School Tree Nursery in March 2015. Teacher Janyl Briggs has provided this update & some photos from their tree planting day:
“Many thanks for the trees, they were even better than we expected. We decided to plant the trees during the school Easter holidays with students planning to join us full time in September. We used some trees to enhance our boundary. We are in a new building and are waiting for our remaining outside space to be completed so that we can plant the rest of the trees in our newly formed grounds. I will keep you updated.”
April 28th, 2015
Charlton Manor Primary School received 50 tree saplings from ERS to set up their own School Tree Nursery in January 2015. Teacher Sharon Chahal has provided some photos of their tree planting day for us below.
April 28th, 2015
Todholm Primary School received 50 tree saplings from ERS to set up their own School Tree Nursery in March 2015. Teacher Jan Keddie has provided a photo of their planted trees for us below.