Woodland Trust School Assembly and Year 2 Workshop/Seasonal Science Day
It was wonderful to welcome Vicky from the Woodland Trust to Goldfield. The Woodland Trust is the country's largest woodland conservation charity and Vicky helps to look after the trees in Tring Park. Why is it important to look after our trees? Because trees and woods filter our air, cool our cities, purify our water and enrich our soil as well as providing a habitate for wildlife and a beautiful enviroment for people to enjoy. The Woodland Trust protect and campaign for the country's woods, they plant trees and restore ancient woodland for the benefit of wildlife and people.
During Vicky's assembly she told us the story of 'The Man Who Planted Trees' a book written by Jean Giono. It tells the story of a man who planted thousands of acorns in the hills of southern France, transforming the area and the lives of the people who lived there. Special woodcut images (images carved into wood, coated in coloured ink, then printed onto paper) bring the story to life and show how woods and trees really enrich our lives.
With so many beautiful trees in the school grounds it is easy to see that we share a great love of trees we have already been awarded the Woodland Trust Bronze Award and are now collecting points to continue the journey towards obtaining the Green Trees School 'We love Trees' wooden plaque. Points are awarded by the Woodland Trust for completing environmental projects and encouraging outdoor learning. Please scroll down to see how Year 2 became Nature Dectectives exploring a variety of outdoor environments and making lots of new and exciting discoveries throughout the day.
News just in.....hooray and congratulations we have received the Green Trees Silver Award!
Exploring Woodland Habitats, on the trees and ground and discovering wildlife living there!
Exploring our Pond Habitat
Minibeast Discoveries in our Wildlife Walk
We would like to say a huge thank you to Vicky and the Woodland Trust, what a fantastic day we have had!
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