In response to climate change and to enrich our local environment, we have embarked on a significant tree-planting initiative on the school grounds this autumn. Our objective is to capture carbon, enhance biodiversity, and reduce surface water runoff. We are thrilled to announce the successful planting of over 600 trees, kindly provided by the Woodland Trust.
This impactful project is led by Mr Shawcross and our dedicated students. Contributors include the prep school’s conservation group, Year 10 students participating in the WEBS conservation ‘Mad Monday’ initiative, and the Year 7 outdoor learning group, as part of their John Muir Award.
Moreover, the recent installation of new solar panels on our campus is aligned with our commitment to further environmental sustainability. As stipulated in the planning conditions, we are also creating a new copse. This includes over 600 trees:
420 trees donated by the Woodland Trust, comprising a wild harvest pack of hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, elder, dog rose, and rowan, offering a variety of fruits and nuts for wildlife.
Additionally, to comply with the planning requirements for the solar panel installation, we have supplemented with 50 Alder, 50 Silver Birch, 25 Hawthorn, 50 Sessile Oak, and 25 Willow trees. This effort is part of our Conservation Monday initiative.
Special thanks to Mr. Shawcross for leading this project and continually inspiring our students towards a more sustainable and greener planet.
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