The Big Green Plant Up!
Pupils from every year group at Thorpe Hall School have planted a tree to help offset carbon for future generations. At the beginning of March, just before the country went into Lockdown, staff, and pupils put their green fingers to work, planting 420 native British tree saplings – more than one tree for every Thorpe Hall pupil in the school, and enough to cover an entire football pitch.
The trees were planted on land at Thorpe Farm, owned by Thorpe Hall parents Mr and Mrs Shields. The saplings, all carefully-selected native species homegrown in the UK, were sourced from the Woodland Trust’s ‘Trees for Schools’ programme by Mr Ingoldby, Sustainability Committee Member and teacher of Geography.
Everyone had the chance to participate, from the school’s Reception Class children right through to its Upper School seniors. The saplings progress and their ongoing effects will be monitored by pupils at the school for years to come and leave a lasting legacy.