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.
April 4th, 2014
We have just created a map showing every school who has joined our school tree nursery programme since we first started.
To date we have supplied over 500 schools across the UK & further afield with many thousands of free trees & planting equipment to set up a tree nursery on their grounds; teaching their pupils about the environment & involving local communities in reforestation efforts. Check out the image below to see the map, or you can also browse an interactive version by clicking here.
April 14th, 2014
Thorpe Lea school received 50 trees via our STN programme in January 2014. Teacher Rita Pardi has provided some pictures showing the progress of the tree saplings which are now growing on the school grounds.
April 11th, 2014
Ninestiles is an academy with over 1200 students, based in Acocks Green . They received trees from ERS this March to establish their own tree nursery. The school have an allotment off site to grow their trees, and when grown they will be replanted to the school’s outdoor break area. A photo of the initial saplings is below courtesy of teacher Claire Kilbride.
April 7th, 2014
Nina Tsinopoulou, Head of Success Centre at Blue Coat academy has kindly provided this feedback on the school’s tree nursery, set up in March 2014:
After receiving the saplings, we wanted to let the whole school know about it, as we were really excited and wanted to share the news. When it was first announced in the whole school assembly that we had received 50 saplings, there was a flurry of excitement followed by an increase in the number of volunteers wanting to get involved in the gardening club.
Initially, we spent time deciding on where we would plant our trees. This was done in our gardening club, which runs after school twice a week for an hour. We consulted with our young volunteers who went round the school looking for suitable plots. The pupils really enjoyed the decision making process after which we got down to the exciting part planting of the saplings. The whole process took two weeks. Since planting the saplings, we have made it a priority during gardening club to go around the school keeping an eye on the saplings and watering them.
Our young volunteers have really enjoyed the planting from start to finish, as it has added another dimension to their gardening experience. It has been fun educating our pupils on the importance of trees and their significance. The hope is that these young people and their future generations will be able to come and enjoy watching the trees grow for years to come.
Below are some pictures of our young volunteers planting saplings in the gardening Club. I would like to take the opportunity to thank ERS once again for your support.
April 4th, 2014
Mary Ann Crapper, Teacher and ECO Coordinator has given this feedback on the school’s tree nursery:
The trees were planted by the children in Year 5 and the ECO club. Our trees were planted on the 15th of November 2013. The children have learnt how to plant trees and to look after them. Below are some photos of the children planting the trees. We have created a tree nursery within our school grounds to help the trees become more established before we replant them in their final areas around our school.
April 4th, 2014
Teacher Cheryl Turner has provided feedback on her scholl’s tree nursery progress. ERS delivered trees to the school in February 2014.
We have planted our trees in our forest school. The planting out was mainly done by our present year 6 students, who have labelled them to come back and view their growth in the future. Thank you very much for the great variety and health of the saplings. Below are some photos of the planting!
April 4th, 2014
Cirencester Deer Park School received trees from ERS to set up their own Tree Nursery in January. Head of Science David Tipping has given this feedback:
We planted out the saplings protected by tubing inside rabbit and deer-proof fencing. When they have grown, we will plant them around the school to increase our tree biodiversity on site. We have some very pleasant open spaces for the pupils to enjoy, and the presence of the trees will also contribute to their enjoyment of their environment.
March 14th, 2014
Community Environmental Group Andover Trees United’s aim to engage with the young people in their community in environmental care took a huge leap forward this February as global initiative ‘Plant-for-the-Planet’ Academy was welcomed to Andover for the first time. The initiative’s goal is to reduce the CO2 emissions to zero by 2050, through inspiring young people to plant trees on a monumental scale.
The day was further enhanced by the presence of Dr Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, who joined the proceedings in the afternoon.
During the day, the children present learned about global warming, climate justice and gained the public speaking skills essential for taking global action. The trainee Ambassadors were also able to plant 45 native British trees, donated by UK Oak Doors, The Earth Restoration Service and The Woodland Trust, which will contribute to the children’s target of planting 1,000 billion trees by 2020 worldwide.
Please Click Here to read the full story from the event.