Using ‘whips’ donated by The Woodland Trust and Forestry Commission, we have planted approximately 200 young trees in our school grounds in recent years. Our aim is to create more interesting, explorative play spaces and create more habitats to attract a greater range of wildlife.
We also use ‘Seeds For Schools’ materials, which were the result of a joint venture between the Forestry Commission and ‘The News Of The World’ to demonstrates the value of trees to our planet. Again two Edmondsley staff contributed to the original teaching materials of this initiative. The related work complements our ‘Growth’ topic and involves children planting and nurturing tree seeds… for eventual planting on in our school grounds. Our children learn that trees are valuable resources, that they provide Oxygen and absorb CO2, that they provide habitats and food, that they reduce flood risk by absorbing water, that their wood is useful for burning and building. They recognise the importance of planting and protecting them.
Use the tree your father planted, plant the tree your child will need