6th December 2019 — Students at West Buckland School, from age 3 upwards, have planted 840 'wildlife friendly' trees on the school's campus as part of the 'Big Climate Fightback' launched by the Woodland Trust. The charity is donating free trees to schools and started the hashtag #everytreecounts. The children at West Buckland are hoping that other schools will follow their example.
This is also part of an initiative, started by the school's Ecology and Wildlife Society, which was set up a year ago and which has introduced a number of initiatives to improve the ecology and environment around the campus, something that the students feel very strongly about.
Other initiatives have included planting a wildflower meadow, which was planted last summer, and removing the use of single use plastic at school.