Alderley Edge Community Primary School received 50 tree saplings from ERS to set up their own School Tree Nursery in March 2016. Teacher Sarah Bull has kindly provided some feedback and photos of their planting day below.
“A fork full of pupils from our school Eco-Committee, 50 trees in a wheelbarrow, buckets full of trowels and spades and a large heap of enthusiasm!
Our Eco-monitors (pupils ranging from Year One to Year Six) applied to The Earth Restoration Service Charity for a donation of trees to help develop a wild garden area on our school field. The charity contacted us in February to say they would provide us with 50 native British trees.
On Wednesday 23rd of March our Eco-monitors, junior recycling officers and willing volunteers planted 50 trees in the corner of our school field in preparation for our wild garden area. The children enjoyed identifying the tree saplings and were keen to plant them. They used canes to support each tree and protective cones to deter rabbits.
Well done to all involved. Everyone worked well together and it was good to see so many smiling faces once our gardening work was done!
Thanks again to ERS for your kind donation we look forward to seeing our trees grow in the near future.”