Families plant 70 trees to create a forest trail
Families from Abbey Gate College Infant and Junior School in the Cheshire village of Aldford came together last week to plant 70 young trees to create a new forest trail for outdoor learning.
The trees were planted to enhance the current outdoor learning facilities and the new Foundation and Infant classrooms which connect pupils to nature by providing rich learning experiences.
During the afternoon pupils learnt the Latin name of their tree and will be involved in the maintenance and development of the forest trail over the coming years.
Families were invited to sponsor a tree and participate in a tree planting afternoon. Nine different native tree species including sweet cherry, downy and silver birch, and field maple were planted in the school grounds by pupils, parents, teachers and governors.
Parents arrived with spades at the ready to plant their tree with the help of their children. Trees were tagged with a number and planted randomly so future generations are able to search for their family tree.
Headmistress, Marie Hickey says: "Pupils and their families will be encouraged to visit their trees and keep in touch with Abbey Gate College as they grow and progress through life. An enjoyable, educational and fulfilling afternoon was had by everyone."
Abbey Gate College Infant & Junior School, School Lane, Aldford, Chester CH3 6HZ. Tel: 01244 470311.
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