Year 7 students, with the help of spades, gardening gloves and a team of volunteers, took part in a mass tree planting exercise on school grounds on Monday 9 November. Approximately 400 tree saplings were provided by the Woodland Trust, as part of their mission to support schools and communities in getting millions of trees planted across the country.
The students were first given instructions and a demonstration on how to plant the small sapling trees before each having the chance to plant their own tree in one of the marked-out spots. A variety of tree species were planted, included rowan, crab apple, hazel and more.
It is hoped the trees will stand for years to come and aid students’ understanding of the positive acts that can be made to mitigate climate change and increase biodiversity.
Special thanks go to Mrs Katz at Kingsmead for her time and organisation in running this event.