As part of the school’s sustainability strategy, sixteen green-fingered pupils from King’s College spent the afternoon planting trees around the school grounds.
The day began with a tree planting demonstration by groundsman, Nick Radford, who taught the pupils how to cut the turf into a T shape, before planting the trees in the soil. In pairs, the team planted over 30 trees, including cherry, silver birch, rowan, hawthorn, oak and field maple.
The trees were kindly donated to King’s Schools by The Woodland Trust, the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. The charity receives funding from organisations such as DEFRA and Sainsbury’s, and aims to provide schoolchildren with the opportunity to plant trees. This is part of a nationwide project to extend the number of trees and woodland areas to create new spaces for wildlife.
Christina French, Head of the King’s Sustainability Strategy, said: “We are so thankful to the Woodland Trust for giving the pupils the opportunity to plants trees and enrich the biodiversity of the school. This is certainly in keeping with the school’s sustainability ethos, which takes a very student-led approach.”