A tree-mendous day for Year 8!

On Thursday 4 November the entire Year 8 year group rolled up their sleeves and headed over to The Woodland Trust’s Young People’s Forest at Mead to plant their very own corner of a forest.

The year group enjoyed planting a mixture of young trees, including cherry, birch and oak, in four fields on a former opencast mining site near Shipley Country Park as part of The Woodland Trust’s #iwill youth social action campaign. Once the project is complete the 1,200 seedlings our students planted will eventually grow to become part of a large forest of 25,000 trees offering a thriving new woodland scattered with biodiverse ponds, open spaces and species-rich grassland, giving our young people and the wildlife a space to enjoy for years to come.

As well as tree planting the groups took part in an orienteering session whereby they hunted down various statements relating to climate change, along with an activity about ‘finding your voice’, encouraging students to explore any environmental concerns they may have and discussing the power social media can have when choosing to voice them.

The students really enjoyed spending the day getting closer to nature and did a fantastic job representing our school.

Thank you to Mr Cooper for organising the day, the The Woodland Trust for having us, and also thank you to Danny Clarke ‘The Black Gardener’ for being part of their experience.