Planting day at St Michael's CE Primary, Lichfield
St Michael’s Primary in Lichfield was visited by representatives of specialist IT company Dimension Data on a rainy day in May, to help the pupils and staff plant trees in the school grounds.
“A huge thank you to Bob and the Dimension Data team. The children had a wonderful albeit rain-drenched morning! It was a wonderful hands-on learning experience to help the children improve and appreciate our school environment.” - Mr Downie (Science co-ordinator)
The trees are all native British species such as Alder, Field Maple and Silver Birch, all grown in England from collected seed. Despite the torrential downpour a good time was had by all.
“It was wet and muddy but I felt good that I was helping the environment. Still, it could have been worse, some of my friends were covered in mud!” - Ted Boyle
St. Michael's is dedicated to providing an exciting learning experience for all their children. This experience, rooted in Christian values, encourages the children to be the best that they can.
“I enjoyed planting trees in our school field. It’s nice to plant trees when so many of them are being chopped down. I would love to see what they will look like in the future.” - Lauren Raftery
The sponsored saplings will act as an excellent learning resource, providing an outdoor classroom where the children can surround themselves with our valuable biodiversity and learn all about the birds, mammals and insects that will inhabit the trees.
“I really enjoyed planting trees because we got really muddy and I enjoyed working together with Katie, a volunteer. We all had a different part to play; in my group we decided to give ourselves a mud moustache!” - Ella Jones-Neil
Dimension Data have teamed up with Carbon Footprint as part of their carbon management programme and with Tree Appeal, planting native broadleaf trees in schools. Dimension Data are sponsoring the planting of 110 trees at the school. This is just a part of the more than 300 trees they are planting in schools in the Lichfield area this year demonstrating a commitment to environmental education and their aim of reducing their impact on the natural world.