Woodland Trust wants King’s Lynn schools to have more trees

Grantham dog Jess is star of a Woodland Trust campaign. Photo: Philip Formby EMN-160719-151750001
Grantham dog Jess is star of a Woodland Trust campaign. Photo: Philip Formby EMN-160719-151750001
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Teachers are being reminded to apply for free trees for their schools.

Primary schools in Lynn and across Norfolk are being offered free tree packs by the Woodland Trust to transform grounds and surrounding local communities into tree-mendous spaces.

It follows a successful pilot which saw 600 trees delivered to schools in Norfolk this spring.

Youngsters are getting the chance to connect with nature, and can look forward to planting a copse or hedge, for a wild harvest, or a burst of year- round colour.

Trees can create inspiring outdoor learning spaces, with educational as well as environmental benefits.

For schools where space is in short supply; as well as free tree packs, for eligible schools, there’s help with finding somewhere else to plant if there is not room in school grounds; protection to help the trees grow; and on-line curriculum-linked resources to support lesson plans.

The initiative is being funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), as part of a four year plan to give children the chance to understand and connect with nature and make their school grounds and neighbourhoods cleaner and greener.

The scheme is open to over 7,000 state funded primary schools in England.

To receive packs of saplings in time for planting this autumn, schools need to apply to the Woodland Trust by September 9.

Apply for a tree pack with the Woodland Trust on the following link. http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/freetrees