Over 400 new trees planted at our school!

11 Feb

Over 400 trees were planted on site at Cheltenham Bournside School at the end of last term in an environmental project spearheaded by the student-led Eco Ministry.

A team of 30 students from Year 7 to 9, helped by staff and volunteers from the Friends of Hatherley Park, worked together to plant the saplings at the front of the school field alongside Warden Hill Road in just one morning. 

The 420 trees planted were generously donated by The Woodland Trust; a mixture of wildlife trees that will help to establish food and shelter for local wildlife, combined with year-round colour trees to allow students and the local community to enjoy beautiful blossoms and vibrant autumnal displays.

Mrs Rigby, Assistant Head of Geography and staff lead of the Eco Ministry said, "The students have created something really special in planting these trees on our school site. It has provided a fantastic opportunity to inspire learning about trees, wood life and wildlife, and will create a lasting legacy for future generations. Well done!"

Student, Immy, who took part in the tree planting said "I loved getting out of the classroom and doing something outdoors."

 

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