On Tuesday afternoon Y3/4W parents were invited into school and watched a power point about a man who planted a tree, then planted their own trees in the forest school area with their children, while the other children were supported by 3 teaching students from Derby Uni. They then came back into the hall and enjoyed a coffee/ juice and a biscuit and watched the Y3/4 Robin hood video which the children had made the previous term before at forest schools.
Then on Wednesday, the afternoon nursery and 30 hours children came out and planted trees in the new Nursery forest school area with the 3 derby students. They did a fantastic job of digging the holes, planting the tree and giving it a little water.
On Thursday afternoon, small groups of children from each class and the whole of Y1FG and Y2MR, as well as nurture group came out onto the forest school area to plant more trees, they were supported by Miss Davenport and the Derby Uni students. The Y2's also dug out the class planters and watered all the newly planted trees in the area.
We have had some fantastic weather over the past few days and some wonderfully hard working children and students, which we give many thanks to. As a school we have achieved our Bronze Woodland trust green tree award this week and are looking forward to working our way up to silver and watching our trees grow in the future.
Comments from parents:
"Planting the trees with my daughter was fun and great getting muddy, then watching the Robin Hood video was brilliant. An amazing day!"
"I enjoyed bonding with my daughter, knowing she's learnt a lot about trees and the environment, as well as knowing we can see a tree we've planted in the future to come. It was lovely to be involved, great job Heath!"
"I feel that I have learnt that everyone needs to do things and take part in school activities like this and be a part of nature. My favourite part of the session was spending time and planting together."
"I feel I have gained making memories from the session and my favourite part was running around the field trying to find the correct spot to plant our trees. I'm really excited to see the trees in years to come. A brilliant experience!"
"From the session I feel I gained knowledge on trees and different skills outdoors. My favourite part was seeing my child excited about taking part and learning new things. I think it would be really good for the children to carry this on."