Tree Planting at Western Park This term has seen some fantastic Eco club action in the shape of tree planting in the local community! Members of our schools newly formed Eco club attended the Tiny Forest tree planting event held at Western Park in Ashby-De-La-Zouch at the end of November. Students demonstrated fantastic employability skills such as team working, resilience and problem solving when working together to dig holes to plant the trees, compacting down the soil around them and surrounding them with bark chippings and mulch.
We were part of a wider group within the community who planted an area of woodland with over 300 new trees. Students represented our school commendably and were particularly resilient as it was such a bitterly cold day! We received a short talk from the Tiny Forest/ Earth Watch team about sustainability and the planting model chosen to create a densely planted woodland area and educating us about why some tree saplings were tagged to ensure that growth can be tracked.
We have signed up for tree watching duties, volunteering to tend to the trees and ensure their growth and development. Watch this space as we return to watch the development of these trees and carry out these checks.
Part of LIFE MULTI-ACADEMY TRUST