60 Trees for 60 Schools
Schools and children’s charities across Hampshire were invited to apply for a tree to plant in their grounds or playgrounds.
The first tree was planted in May by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu in the grounds of Beaulieu Primary School with the help of school children
Schools can choose between a Common oak (Quercus robur), Silver Birch (Betula pendula) or a Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) all of which are native to the UK, which are supplied as bare root plants ready to plant November/December.
‘We want to ensure that Hampshire’s schools grounds are green and welcoming spaces for the children of the future. Trees can provide shade for outside learning as well as vital habitats for wildlife. We hope that the memory of planting a tree will remain with school children and encourage them to continue to garden and invest in our landscape in the future’ says Patrick Fairweather MD at Fairweather’s Garden Centre
The schools have been busy collecting their trees to get them back and planted.
Waterside Primary School
Orchard Junior School
Hythe and Dibden Woodland Group
Foxhills Junior School
Blackfield Primary School
With a little help from Jack Stevens from Southampton Football Club.
Wildground Junior School
Head teacher Lisa Taylor planting their Silver Birch tree.
Head teacher Mr Chipping with Year 9 students helping to plant the trees.