Green Tree Award
Staff and pupils at Harnham Infant School have been the proud recipients of the Green Tree Schools Gold Award, presented by the Woodland Trust. The school has won the award for their hard work in promoting conservation and appreciation of the environment.
Pupils took inspiration from the school’s woodland setting to complete challenges focused on building their understanding of the environment, including holding a ‘tea party for a tree’ and capturing observations of the natural world through photography, drawing and even sculpting with mud! Children also designed their own ‘tree champions’ to help spread the word about conservation. Activities took place as part of lessons indoors and during Forest School.
Natasha Dorrington, Headteacher says: ‘Completing the Gold Award is a real achievement for the children at Harnham Infants, who all had a sense of pride and ownership in completing the challenges. In a school that benefits so much from the trees and woodland in and around our grounds, preserving this precious natural resource is especially important to all of us. A big thank you to Mrs Newsam who coordinated the challenges – our next step will be to go for Platinum status!’
For more information about the Green Tree Schools Award, please visit woodlandtrust.org.uk.