Longlands Primary School wins top platinum award for Shropshire!

Longlands Primary School, part of The Marches Academy Trust in Shropshire, has been awarded a prestigious platinum award by the Woodland Trust for getting involved in green activities including tree planting, reducing carbon emissions and being a woodland ambassador. 

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, both in and out of the classroom. Longlands Primary School has taken part in lots of outdoor activities using their Social Farm, Eco Allotment and Forest School.

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, silver and at gold an attractive wooden plaque which acknowledges this environmental accolade. Only a handful of schools have moved on to achieve platinum, making this a huge accomplishment for the school.”

George Hounsell, part of the Outdoor Learning Team at Longlands Primary School commented; “We are delighted to receive this national award for outdoor learning and being environmentally friendly. Over the past 4 years, we have taken outdoor learning to the next level and this is a reward our pupils, staff, volunteers and community can really feel proud of. We are looking forward to improving our outdoor provision even further and over the next year we will be working with Nature Friendly Schools to help develop our teaching and facilities.”

The Woodland Trust’s vision is for 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, as well as protecting and restoring ancient woodland for future generations to cherish.

The Green Tree Schools Award is free to take part in and the Woodland Trust is also offering free packs of trees to schools. Find out how your school can get involved at woodlandtrust.org.uk/schools


Posted by marchesadmin on 2nd August 2021, under Uncategorised

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