Students Plant 840 Trees as Part of 'Big Climate Fightback'

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.

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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.


About West Buckland School

West Buckland School is situated in a beautiful location near Exmoor. Our exciting period of capital development includes an outstanding sports centre, an award-winning art and design centre, with theatre and, in 2015, a Sixth Form boarding house containing 70 en-suite bedrooms and spacious social areas. We offer a remarkable range of opportunities in music, sport, drama and outdoor pursuits. This is a lively place with a vibrant sense of community, where the standard of care for all pupils is very high.

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