Call for Oldham children to ‘grow their school’ with trees

Date published: 25 September 2020

As part of an exciting new initiative, innovative charity City of Trees have pledged to supply free trees as well as organising a ‘how to plant’ day with school pupils throughout Oldham.

The charity will provide the tools, expertise, as well as undertaking a site visit, drawing up a design bespoke to each school.

This is part of their plan to green Greater Manchester and plant millions of trees across the city region, helping to address climate change, aid green recovery and create better places for people and wildlife.

The charity has also been working hard to put robust COVID-19 compliant plans in place to ensure the safety of both pupils and staff.

Further maintenance is considered for each scheme with schools provided with an information pack, as well as a quarterly newsletter for top tips and future funding opportunities.

In addition, City of Trees have created a number of free resources for schools for outdoor activities linked to Key Stage 1 and 2.

Trianna Angele from City of Trees said: “At City of Trees we create our sessions to link into the curriculum making sure we educate and enable teachers to delve deeper into many subjects at all key stages.”

She added: “In a time where student strikes as part of the climate emergency are happening globally, our tree planting sessions provide a way children can immediately relate to the natural world.”

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