30th January 2020 — Kingshott has been actively involved in tree planting and supporting the work of the Woodland Trust for a number of years.
In the Jubilee year, and the two years leading up to it, the school managed to plant 2,012 trees, and since then groups of children, parents and staff have involved themselves in tree planting activities of one sort or another, ranging from a single cherry tree recently installed in the Nature Garden, to the 100 saplings planted in March 2019 on the banks close to the new astro.
The children in the school seem to have an affinity for trees – classes walk in the woods, take rubbings of bark, write stories, paint pictures and study trees in science. Recently the school re-launched their Tree Nursery, making a statement about intentions for the future. All this time they have also been working through the various stages of the Woodland Trust Green Tree Schools Award, which, in addition to things woody required the school to develop improved recycling systems and investigate other ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
The school was delighted to have achieved the Gold Award. Next step the Platinum Award!