6th March 2020 — All Hallows were thrilled to receive 420 large wildlife saplings (mainly Birch and Hazel), as part of the Woodland Trust tree planting initiative, supporting the global effort tackling climate change battle, using trees as their number one weapon.
According to the Woodland Trust: "Trees are the ultimate carbon capture and storage machines. Like great carbon sinks, woods and forests absorb atmospheric carbon and lock it up for centuries. They do this through photosynthesis. The entire woodland ecosystem plays a huge role in locking up carbon, including the living wood, roots, leaves, deadwood, surrounding soils and its associated vegetation. Trees do more than just capture carbon, they also fight the cruel effects of a changing climate and can help prevent flooding; reduce city temperatures; reduce pollution and keep soil nutrient-rich".
Forest School Leader Jay Croney said: "We are delighted to support the Woodland Trust in their vital programme. Each child in the junior department has planted a tree this academic year and we are planning to carry on with the tree planting scheme over the coming years. Children are also looking forward to watering them, and watching them grow. We are committed to playing our part in helping combat the global problem of climate change".