Tree-mendous planting effort at Pocklington Infant School

Pocklington Infant School was recently visited by representatives of Animalcare to help plant trees in the school grounds.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 11:00 am
Children at Pocklington Infant School gained hands-on experience of how trees are planted.

Pupils and staff, along with the representatives, planted various saplings to create wildlife habitats and encourage biodiversity.

Children at the school gained hands-on experience of how trees are planted and learned how important trees are to the world in which we live.

The trees planted at the school are all native British species, grown in the UK, and include aspen, crab apple, field maple, goat willow, hazel, rowan, sessile oak and silver birch.

These new saplings will provide a perfect habitat for wildlife, promoting biodiversity and preserving the natural environment.

A spokesman said: “Animalcare has teamed up with Carbon Footprint as part of their carbon management programme and with Tree Appeal, planting native broadleaf trees in schools.

“Animalcare is sponsoring the planting of more than 200 trees at Pocklington, demonstrating their commitment to environmental education and their aim of reducing their impact on the natural world.”

Dr Lynn Bartram, headteacher at Pocklington Infant School, said: “We had a lovely afternoon at Pocklington Infants thanks to the Tree Appeal and the sponsors the Animalcare Group.

“All the reception and Year One children planted a tree in our grounds, which will really help keep Pocklington green into the future.”