Saltersgate Primary School in Scawsby, Doncaster, recently welcomed representatives of Animalcare, the UK veterinary pharmaceutical company, to help plant 100 trees in the school grounds.
As part of the Forest School experience, pupils, staff and the Animalcare team planted new saplings, grown in the UK including Crab Apple, Hazel, Oak and Silver Birch, to create wildlife habitats and encourage biodiversity.
The children gained hands on experience of how trees are planted and learned about how trees impact the world we live in.
To facilitate the tree planting, Animalcare joined forces with Carbon Footprint, a company committed to helping environmentally responsible businesses reduce the impact their business activities have on the environment, and Tree Appeal, which works with environmentally responsible companies to help them reduce their carbon footprint to facilitate the tree planting.
Rachel Smithson, General Manager at Animalcare said:
‘We had a great day with the children from Saltersgate Infant School. We’d like to thank everyone who took part for helping us reach our aim of planting 100 trees. This is part of our commitment to environmental education and to reducing the impact we have on the natural world.’
Jenny Coy, Saltersgate Infant School’s Forest Schools Practitioner added:
‘The ethos of Forest School is one of child centred learning. Children can explore the natural environment and plant trees and seeds. We’d like to thank Animalcare for sponsoring these trees and for coming along to help plant them.’