As part of our work to push the importance of care for our environment, our Science Department worked on celebrating National Tree Week earlier in the year.

National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season (November to March each year). The Tree Council, one of the UK’s leading charities for trees, first established National Tree Week in March 1975 in response to the national replanting required after the outbreak of Dutch Elm disease.

As part of the project we got in touch with The Tree Council (Orchards for Schools) and they send us some saplings to plant on the school site. Consequently, students took out their shovels, compost and saplings to plant them in a secluded corner of the site where they are sheltered and will hopefully thrive.

Luke Baker, Assistant Headteacher, said: “Earlier in the year we achieved an Eco School Award and this work with The Tree Council adds to the school’s commitment to ensure our students are taught that they are custodians of our planet and have a responsibility to preserve it for future generations.”

You can learn more about The Tree Council here: