Planting day at Ryecroft Academy, Leeds
Ryecroft Academy was visited by representatives of vending company Selecta to help the pupils and staff plant trees in the school grounds. The trees are all native British species such as Dog Rose, Guelder Rose and Goat Willow, all grown in England from collected seed.
The aim at Ryecroft Academy is to give the children the best possible foundations on which to grow, develop and branch out. The school promotes health, happiness and excellence for all, thus enhancing the learning community of Farnley and contributing towards social wellbeing and an improved economic status.
We were delighted today to receive over 100 native species of trees to plant in the school grounds. Children in Year 4 and 5 spent time planting them, learning about the different species and especially enjoyed digging holes to plant them in!
The habitat they have created forms part of a larger plan to encourage wildlife into the school grounds by creating a variety of habitats including a pond and wild flower garden. When ultimately the nature area is established there will be lots of exciting opportunities for our children to learn outdoors which will enrich our exciting curriculum.
Many thanks to staff from 'Selecta' who provided the trees as part of the 'Trees for Schools' project and who enabled the children to have such an enjoyable experience. - Simon Day, Year 6 teacher
Selecta have teamed up with Carbon Footprint as part of their carbon management programme and with Tree Appeal, planting native broadleaf trees in schools. Selecta are sponsoring the planting of 120 trees at the school. This is just a part of the more than 200 trees they are planting in UK schools this year demonstrating a commitment to environmental education and their aim of reducing their impact on the natural world.