Planting day at Kendall CE Primary, Colchester
Payment services company Bacs visited Kendall Church of England Primary in Colchester to help plant trees in the school grounds. This was Bacs' fourth planting day in as many years. Pupils, staff and representatives of Bacs helped to plant 130 saplings to create wildlife habitats and encourage biodiversity. Hazel, Dogwood, Whitebeam, Field Maple and Crack Willow, all grown in England from collected seed, were planted in the school's new woodland area which has been cleared to create a forest school outdoor classroom.
"Kendall is really happy to be working in partnership with Bacs and Carbon Footprint to have all these trees that the children have enjoyed planting and we really hope that they will enjoy seeing them grow over the years to come, be able to use them for their forest school work and their learning outside the classroom." - Mrs Clare French, Headteacher.
The children gained hands-on experience of how trees are planted and learnt how important trees are to the world in which we live. The new saplings will provide a perfect habitat for wildlife, promoting biodiversity and preserving the natural environment.
Bacs has teamed up with Carbon Footprint as part of their carbon management programme and with Tree Appeal, planting native broadleaf trees in schools, demonstrating their continued commitment to environmental education and their aim of reducing their impact on the natural world.