Children’s author joins children for tree planting

Famous children’s author Nick Butterworth joined with children from St Mary’s Nursery and School to plant trees donated by the Woodland Trust on November 10th 2016.

We were thrilled that St Mary’s pupils, from nursery to Year 6, had the opportunity to plant a tree. As our school celebrates its 90th birthday this year, it is interesting to think what these trees will look like in the future. From small beginnings, our school has grown and flourished over the years, just like these trees – and indeed our children will.

We are particularly grateful to The Woodland Trust and Swiss Farm for providing St Mary’s with this opportunity and to Mr Butterworth for supporting us and for the beautiful illustration he presented to the school.

The Woodland Trust’s Schools and Community Engagement Manager Karen Letten said:

“We’re really keen for trees to become part of a teacher’s toolkit, so it’s wonderful that St Mary’s School has decided to take the classroom outside. A recent large scale Natural Connections study found children who experienced outdoor learning were more engaged, happier and healthier. I’m sure the children of St Mary’s will have a great time planting and nurturing their trees and that visitors from far and wide who come to the campsite will benefit from their endeavours.”

See more photos of the tree planting on our FaceBook page.