April 3, 2009
centre's donation to Burnham-On-Sea school is just 'tree-rific'!
at Burnham-On-Sea Community Infant School have been presented
with 81 saplings to help them with their environmental projects.
school on Winchester Road was awarded the saplings by Monkton
Elm Garden and Pet Centre at Monkton Heathfield, near Taunton,
to help it develop its new 'outdoor learning environment'.
Sue Horne told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We have a pond, wild
flower area and a grass area with tables and benches for the children
and teachers to use and a special area where children can look
for insects, mini-beasts and other small creatures."
had a small Forest School, which had to be partially
cleared to build our new Childrens Centre. This has left
us with only one or two trees. We would like to start re-building
the Forest School and these saplings from Monkton Elm Garden &
Pet Centre will help create a lovely, wild learning environment
for our 210 infant children."
added that the aim behind a Forest School is to encourage and
inspire pupils through small achievable tasks in a woodland environment
to grow their confidence and independence.
January, Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre wanted to hear from
schools, charities, village organisations and community groups
looking for between 50 and 100 young trees for projects they were
working on this year.
garden centre has now given away groups of between 50 or 100 small
indigenous British varieties of saplings, known as whips, to 25
schools and organisations.
is Burnham-On-Sea Community Infant Schools Headteacher,
Sue Horne, being presented with the saplings by Plant Advisor
Sharon Michieli from Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre