Monday, 26 January 2015

Trees planted by Old Buckenham Primary School

Helping our environment
On Friday 16 January, Otters Year 2 Class at Old Buckenham Community Primary School welcomed Mark Webster from the Conservation Volunteers in Norwich to plant thirty trees on the school field. The whips were all native species including hazel, wild cherry and barberry rose.  It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and the children were assisted by a number of parent helpers.  The new headteacher, Mrs Humphrey, came out to join in and planted her own tree helped by Ted Devlin.

The children are very proud of helping the environment and look forward to watching the trees grow as they themselves grow through the primary school. Otters Class are currently working towards the RSPB Wildlife Action Awards by undertaking many activities to help our environment. So far this term they have found out all about British birds; made their gardens at home 'bird friendly'; taken part in the RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch; made homes for minibeasts on the school field; made bird feeders and discovered more about the minibeasts living in the school pond through pond dipping.  
The children are very inspired and passionate about caring for nature and hope to inspire their families, school community and the wider world too.

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