Archive for the ‘Schools’ Category

All Saints Academy, Cleveland

Monday, February 13th, 2017

All Saints Academy is a Church of England academy located in the North East of England. They received 50 tree saplings from ERS to help set up their own School Tree Nursery in January 2017. Teacher Tracy Reeve has kindly provided this update on the school’s planting day.

“Me and my team of Eco Warriors (a group of students from year 7,8,9) have planted the trees around the school grounds. They seem to be doing well and I’m sure they will thrive in their new environment. The students are so proud of the trees and their contribution to planting them.”

Whiteways Primary School, Sheffield

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Whiteways primary is a large inner-city primary school, serving a wide community in Sheffield. They received 50 tree saplings from ERS to help set up their own School Tree Nursery in January 2017. Teacher Rohan Wilson has kindly provided this update on the school’s planting day.

“Many thanks for the saplings. The children as always enjoy planting them and caring for them afterwards. We are currently extending our forest school area so more children in the area can enjoy the outdoor environment. The children all say a huge thank you!”

Blackwater School, Cornwall

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Blackwater school received 50 tree saplings from ERS to help set up their own School Tree Nursery in January 2017. Teacher Sue Chapman has kindly provided this update and some photos from the school’s planting day.

“Today the children have been planting trees in the top corner of the playing field. Probably the coldest day of this years winter, yet all children wrapped up and shared the experience.

We were awarded 50 saplings by the Earth Restoration Service, which is a charity that is trying to help communities and schools plant more trees. Our selection consisted of native species including hornbeam, field maple, oak, willow, hazel, silver birch, wild cherry and sweet chestnut.

The aim is to make the area more wildlife friendly. The species are selected by the organisations to provide various food sources and coverage for birds, insects and therefore other animals. It will in time create coverage between the school field and the new housing developments. As it grows it will probably be kept as hedging with some trees enabled to grow bigger. It may also provide opportunities for the children to study the habitat and be involved in its maintenance. Currently, all children who were at school last Thursday have planted a sapling with a friend. It was a very cold day but we tried to talk to the children about why we were doing it, about roots and how trees grow etc. The children were all very well behaved and thank you to staff for braving the cold!

We are also creating a Dogwood area which gives nice winter colour, these are from cuttings so any more donations welcome. The top left corner of the field will not be mown this summer and left to grow wild without planting.”

A short video of the tree planting can also be found on the school’s website at http://www.blackwater.cornwall.sch.uk/

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Park Primary PRU, Bradford

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Park Primary is a PRU that supports 42 children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties that are not able to access mainstream education provision. They received 50 tree saplings from ERS to help set up their own School Tree Nursery in March 2016. Deputy Headteacher David Kiss has kindly provided this update for us.

“We absolutely loved planting the saplings and learning about what was needed to keep the trees protected to help them grow and stay strong.

This allowed a lot of the children to gain a practical ‘real life’ experience when planting the trees which was then followed up by class based work learning about plants and trees and how they function. We are hoping that we can create a lovely perimeter with the trees that grow and use the outside space for outdoor learning experiences in the future. Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity and we hope that we can be involved in this in future years.”

Bryntirion Comprehensive School, Wales

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Bryntirion comprehensive school received 50 tree saplings from ERS to help set up their own School Tree Nursery in January 2016. Teacher Jon Rubery has kindly provided this update from the school’s eco newsletter for us.

“An area of the school’s upper fields close to the orchard has been designated as a potential new woodland. With backing from various organisations trees started to arrive in early March for planting. The first to be planted included Wild Cherry, Field Maple, English Oak, Silver Birch, a Beech Circle for Mr Curtis’ poetry readings (a few years to wait though!) and some Mountain Ash (Rowan) trees. The first round of planting was undertaken by a small number of the Eco-Committee, split into teams of diggers, planters and labellers, the day flew by; eventually defeated by deteriorating weather nearly 100 trees in all were planted. Each tree was encouraged to grow with a plentiful quantity of mulch, given the support of a cane and wrapped in spiral guards for protection. All of the saplings, canes guards and mulch were very kindly donated by the School Tree Nursery Programme which is run by the Earth Restoration Service, the muscle by a variety of year 7 to 11 pupils and Mr Rubery, all of whom were managed and directed by Gareth Harfoot in Year 11.

During the rest of this year we are expecting to receive further deliveries of saplings. Within a few years the woodland should be self sustaining and should start to alter the nature of the heavy clay soils with cause drainage problems in that part of the school and as such are out of use for much of the year.

The long term plan is to develop an area of indigenous woodland offering shelter, solace and bio-diversity for use in all subjects from Science and Geography to English and Maths.”

Park Hill Primary School, Coventry

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Park Hill Primary School received 50 tree saplings from ERS to set up their own School Tree Nursery in March 2016. Teacher Rachael Roper has kindly provided some feedback and photos from their tree nursery planting day for us below.

“Thank you very much for the trees that we received at Park Hill. The Eco team had a great time planting them as part of our meeting and learnt a lot about the depth needed for growth and the reasons for the bamboo and casing that you sent us.

I have attached a few pictures for you of the trees in our grounds. We have planted them in our garden area as we were unable to access our forest  school due to water works. Many thanks again for the trees and the equipment too. It helped us to teach the children about how and why we plant trees in our environment and it would not have taken place without your trees.”

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Virgo Prep School, London

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Virgo Prep School received 50 tree saplings from ERS to set up their own School Tree Nursery in March 2016. Teacher Susan Ryan has kindly provided some photos of their planted tree nursery for us below.

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Holy Trinity Primary School, Northwood

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Holy Trinity Primary School received 50 tree saplings from ERS to set up their own School Tree Nursery in March 2016. Teacher Gary Hancock has kindly provided some feedback and photos of their planting day below.

“We have finally got all of our trees planted, we had another 10 saplings donated by an ex-parent doing the same project. The children enjoyed planting them and look forward to seeing them grow.”

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Cumnor CE Primary, Oxford

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Cumnor CE Primary received 50 tree saplings from ERS to set up their own School Tree Nursery in March 2016. Teacher Linda Druce has kindly sent us some comments from the students and photos of their planting day below.

cumnor“We wanted to write to express our thanks for including our School in the Tree Nursery Programme.  The children have enjoyed the whole experience, they have worked with our Forest School Leader to prepare the nursery and plant the trees, learning about each tree as they do. They had great ideas where the different trees can be best planted in the school grounds, once they are established and enjoyed making name tags for their tree.

I thought you might like to hear from the children themselves, please see some of their letters below. Thank you again for gifting such a worthwhile opportunity for our School.”

“Dear Earth Restoration Service, Thank you for donating 50 healthy and fine trees to Cumnor CE Primary School. I hope when I’m older, I can be as dedicated to nature and life as your charity is.”
Laura Y6 – Eco Warrior

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“Thank you so much for the trees, we had a lot of fun planting them and hope that they will grow into strong healthy trees. They will be planted in our grounds and I hope when I’m old I can visit the school and see the trees we planted.”
Harvey Y6

 

“We wanted to say a massive Thank You for sending the huge selection of nursery tress (50 to be exact) to our school.  It has made a big difference to the Eco Team. We loved planting all the different trees and even named some of them, making some big name tags. Thank you again for sending us our Tree Nursery, we shall enjoy looking after them and watching them grow. The school looks much nicer with them.”
Jaya and Freddie Year 5

 

“Thank you so so much for the lovely trees, we had a great time working with the Forest School leader planting our nursery. It was great giving new life to our grounds.”
From Eva and Seth Y4 Eco Warriors

 

cumnor1 “Thank you for bringing us 50 new trees, hopefully they will also bring more nature to visit our school. They have made a real difference to all the school.”
From Ava and Oli Y3

 

“Thank you for the trees, our favourite was the Cherry trees.  We have been learning about Trees in our topic work and our whole class helped to plant the trees with us. We had great fun making the tree Nursery.”
From Pippa, Joshua, Ruben and Ava KS1 Eco Warriors