Hadleigh High School in Ipswich received 50 saplings to set up their own school tree nursery in February 2019. Teacher Judy Baker has provided this update below;
We're GOING GREEN IN 2019 and during March we organised an after school tree planting session primarily for students from year 8.
The native trees had been donated from an environmental organisation but were too small to plant out in the school grounds this year so we decided to pot them up and grow them on for another year. In spite of the very blustery winds and squally showers the students’ enthusiasm was not diminished and a total of 50 trees which included Silver Birch, Oak, Hazel, Wild Cherry, and Crab Apple were potted up. To be as sustainable as possible, the compost we used was made in Suffolk from Local Authority green waste, and to limit our use of plastic we re-used old plastic pots.
It was fantastic to see the number of students wanting to take part, all very keen to make a difference to the environment in whatever way they could.