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All 60 students at Frome Vale Academy have planted either an apple or pear tree as part of the One Tree Per Child innovative

Posted by Hannah Oakman | May 26, 2015 | Sustainability

Co-founded by Olivia Newton-John, One Tree Per Child, in partnership with Bristol City Council, aims to have every one of the 36,000 children in Bristol’s primary schools planting at least one tree each.

This project is part of an after school club run by the Wales & West Forest where students have regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on learning in a woodland environment.

It will be around three years before the trees bear fruit but during that time students will be involved in maintaining and looking after the trees.

Sophie Smith, Admin Manager said: “The students really enjoyed the process of planting their own individual trees and great fun was had by all. This has also been an invaluable teaching and learning exercise for our students; giving us the vehicle to discuss Bristol as the Green Capital of Europe and the impact that planting new tress has on our environment.”

 

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