Students Plant Trees to Enhance School Grounds
Tupton Hall students are going green with the arrival of a free pack of sapling trees from the Woodland Trust.
The school applied for the free tree pack to enhance the school grounds, enriching the local environment to create new homes for wildlife but also to provide an engaging activity for students.
Two students, Jack and Courtney, donned their wellies and picked up their fork and spade to get stuck into planting the 30 samplings. The trees, all native broadleaved species, will grow into a flourishing young wood in as little as 10 years. It’s hoped the positioning of the samplings will create a den area where students can take part in engaging activities such as bushcraft and wilderness skills.
Miss Jones from the Aspire Centre said "Jack and Courtney worked really hard clearing the area ready to plant the trees. They took extreme care in ensuring that all the trees were planted at regular intervals, creating a den for future bush craft activities."
John Tucker, Woodland Trust Director of Woodland Creation, added “The UK has just 13% woodland cover compared to a European average of 44% and the trees we do have are under increasing threat from diseases and development. By teaming up with communities like Tupton Hall School, the Woodland Trust is working to double our native woodland cover and enrich our landscape.”