Eco Committee Tree Planting
Everywhere looks better with more trees – so we immediately accepted the offer of Redbridge Council’s Schools Tree Planting project. The Council’s officers visited and helped to identify a space for 10 trees of around 2-3 metres each, beside the playground, which was just a plain grassy bank before. The day provided an opportunity for every child to help with planting and to learn about the numerous benefits of planting more trees. In the afternoon, Councillor Jo Blackman, Cabinet member for the Environment and Civic Pride visited and commended the school’s efforts in trying to provide a healthy environment for both pupils and wildlife.
“I think it was fun to plant a tree – it makes me think about how nice it is that a small tree like that will grow into something really big. I think it was special too because the trees will be new habitats for insects and birds and help the ecosystem here.”
Idris, Year 5