Longlands bestowed with gold award from The Woodland Trust

Longlands Community Primary School has been bestowed a gold award by The Woodland Trust for carrying out a number of green activities including tree planting, visiting a local woodland, reducing carbon emissions and recycling.

The Green Tree Schools initiative, which has seen more than 12,000 schools sign up since it was launched in 2008, offers the opportunity to bring the great outdoors, wildlife and green issues into the classroom.

Schools win awards for participating in green activities, which include tree planting, reducing carbon emissions and recycling. Longlands has planted new trees in their school grounds, visited local woods, reduced their carbon emissions and joined in various other Woodland Trust activities.

Karen Letten, Woodland Trust Schools and Communities Engagement Manager, added; “The scheme promotes a range of opportunities, each designed to stimulate a child’s imagination and sustain their interest in woods and trees. The achievements of the school are recognised through an awards scheme in which they receive points for taking part in activities. As they reach milestones within the project, they will receive bronze and silver certificates and then an attractive wooden plaque, which acknowledges they have achieved the environmental accolade of a gold award. I hope Longlands Community Primary School will now consider going for our next accolade, the prestigious platinum award.”

The Woodland Trust’s vision is to see a UK rich in native woods and trees for people and wildlife. The charity is dedicated to creating new woodland with help from communities and schools, and protecting and restoring ancient woodland for future generations to cherish.

We are delighted to have received the gold award from The Woodland Trust following participation in their Green Tree Schools scheme. The pupils have been really enthusiastic during their practical sessions and as a school we look forward to continuing with the green activities and hopefully working towards attaining the platinum award.

Posted by marchesadmin on 2nd March 2020, under Uncategorised

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