March 26, 2011
donation helps Burnham
school become more eco-friendly
Burnham-On-Sea school has this week been presented with 50 free
young trees to help improve its grounds.
St Josephs Primary School will use the saplings from Monkton
Elm Garden and Pet Centre, near Taunton, to make the school more
Reception and Year One Teacher, Ellie Mason explained: "Our
eco committee, which consists of a number of pupils, has been
working really hard to take care of the school grounds, especially
our secret garden."
"We are extremely grateful for the centre's donation and
will use these trees to help improve our secret garden and make
it a fun place to learn all about the environment and watch things
In January, Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre invited not-for-profit
organisations that needed support for their conservation projects
to apply for between 50 and 100 small saplings.
Plant Manager Andrew Pitman, who has worked at the family-run
garden centre for more than 25 years, explained: "We set
aside 2,011 small sapling trees to give to worthy causes for schemes
they are running in 2011."
"The trees were allocated on a first come, first served
basis. We are delighted to have been able to lend a helping hand
to schools, community groups and charities again this year."