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The Woodland Trust's Big Climate Fightback

Published on 29/11/19

In support of the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fightback campaign, nursery children helped to plant two new trees in the Pre-Prep and Nursery School garden during their forest school session on Friday 29 November. The children each played their part in planting the trees, taking turns to dig the holes, check for healthy roots and carefully hold the saplings in place.

The two hawthorn saplings may look small but their purpose is mighty. When planted on a large scale, trees can help us to combat climate change through the absorption of carbon dioxide and help increase biodiversity. Hawthorn trees have been chosen for their dense foliage which we hope will attract many bird species to the school.  

We are fortunate to have lots of outdoor space at Claremont with plenty of wonderful wildlife on our doorstep. By supporting campaigns such as this and teaching children all about the importance of protecting natural habitats during forest school, we intend to instil a love for the outdoors in future generations. Every tree counts!