Andover pupils Plant for the Planet with trees from Earth Restoration Service
Plant-for-the-Planet (PftP) s a UN Environment Programme that trains 8-14 year olds as Climate Justice Ambassadors.
With the support of the local community, community group Andover Trees United hosted its 2nd Academy on Thursday 26th February at The Portway Stadium.
A team of 7 young Ambassadors who trained at last year’s Academy, hosted the day. They were supported by PftP UK Coordinator Wendy Davis and Andover Trees United volunteers in running the event: registering participants, delivering presentations, leading games and activities and managing the end-of-day graduation.
The trees were donated by the Earth Restoration Service (ERS) and UK Oak Doors and have been cared for by Andover Trees United over the past 12 months in a nursery bed provided by the Enham Trust.
After tree planting, the children took part in action planning to generate ideas for taking the programme forward. A team of newly qualifed Ambassadors delivered the closing presentation to the assembled audience and were then presented with their certificates and gifts by their young hosts.
Balksbury Juniors, John Hanson, Portway Juniors, Roman Way, Rookwood, St John the Baptist and Test Valley