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Harpenden pupils have tree-mendous fun outdoors

PUBLISHED: 15:00 04 August 2018

The tree project. Picture: St Nicholas Primary School

The tree project. Picture: St Nicholas Primary School

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Green-fingered children at a school in Harpenden adopted trees as part of a project to learn about science and nature.

The tree project. Picture: St Nicholas Primary SchoolThe tree project. Picture: St Nicholas Primary School

Pupils at St Nicholas Primary School in Church Green took part in the Woodland Trust Green Tree Schools Award from Monday, July 9, for the final two weeks of the summer term.

Each class adopted a tree in the school garden, and planned to decorate it in a way which celebrates how trees support life.

Headteacher Rizelle Crouch said: “Our youngest pupils thought about how trees provide safe habitats for mini-beasts and decorated some suitably low and beckoning branches on their tree with a happy bundle of smiling spiders.

“Year 1 and 2 pupils thought about the birds that live in trees and made some nutritious fat balls in cunningly recycled plastic containers. They wrote a wonderful poem extolling the virtues of a tree.

“Further up the school, pupils made delicate observational drawings of leaves which they inked onto wood circles with word swirls of poetry on the reverse to celebrate features of trees.

“It was a wonderful creative opportunity to spend time in our outdoor learning space thinking about science, nature and sustainability.”

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