Year 4 planted small oak trees at Mosshayne Farm in Westlcyst on 26th February. The children spent two hours out in the brisk air and spring sunshine as they discovered the importance of trees and why we need to grow more woodland in Britain.
They were shown how to use spades, how to use wheelbarrows and how to protect growing trees. They loved getting stuck in the mud and avoided having a break halfway through to plant even more trees. Some of the children planted over 7 trees in partnerships! In 40 years’ time the children will have the opportunity to revisit this location – which will hopefully have a cycle trail running past it in the future – and see the small trees they planted as a giant oaks.
The day was expertly ran by Great Trees in Clyst Valley, who have been running multiple school-based and public encouraged tree planting sessions around the Westclyst area to help create more woodland.