Cutteslowe Primary School, Oxford

Cutteslowe Primary School received 50 tree saplings from ERS to set up their own School Tree Nursery in February 2016. Forest Schools Coordinator Ysella Wood has kindly provided this update & photos from their school tree planting day:

“Thank you so much for the wonderful tree saplings!

We planted them into our vegetable boxes on the first Monday back after half-term, which involved all of our KS2 classes. Each class has been assigned 10 saplings to care for and children representing each class came with me to plant, guard and label them.

Being a diverse school in nationalities and backgrounds, there were some children who had never planted before and others who were keen to understand that one day these saplings would be great trees growing in their local community.

Being given the bamboo canes and tree guards with the saplings helped greatly in ease of planting and organisation.

Before the trees had arrived a Forest School Network meeting held here at the school showed great interest in my sharing of the project we were being involved with – spreading the work of your wonderful service!”

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