Overton School have recently been awarded the Woodland Trust’s Green Tree School Bronze Award after planting trees around the school grounds.
The purpose of the Green Tree Schools Award is to encourage outdoor learning and inspire pupils to learn about trees, woods and wildlife by taking part fun, practical projects which help the environment and improve school grounds.
The new trees were delivered to Overton early November with instructions that the school had just one week to plant them. With all hands on deck, students and teachers were able to plant a hedgerow to enclose the Forest School area as well as 30 silver birch, wild cherry and various other trees too as part of a project to develop a nature garden.
The new trees will help with the Woodland Trust’s aim to plant as many new trees as possible across the UK in a bid to combat climate change! These trees will also provide food and habitat for local wildlife and help improve overall well-being!
Well done to everyone involved in this initiative; what a brilliant way to help the environment whilst creating a lasting legacy!