trees for Highbridge school to commemorate its new building
at Churchfield Primary School in Highbridge have been presented
with 50 saplings by a Somerset garden centre to mark their move
into a new school building later this year.
school has received the small trees from Monkton Elm Garden Centre
in Monkton Heathfield, near Bridgwater, to plant in commemoration
of the move.
Micklewright, Forest School Leader at Churchfield, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We are moving into a brand new building in September so
this is an exciting time for our school."
are thrilled to have received the small trees from Monkton Elm
Garden & Pet Centre. Our gardening club will plant the saplings
to commemorate this occasion, along with the Queens Jubilee
and the Olympics."
school gardening club was set up last autumn. So far the children
have planted small plants and bulbs but haven't yet had the opportunity
to plant saplings so they are really looking forward to this."
sapling giveaway has been running for three years. In January,
not-for-profit organisations were invited to apply for between
50 and 100 small saplings, known as whips, to help with conservation
Pitman, Plant Manager at the centre, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We are delighted to have been able to lend a helping hand
to schools, community groups and charities again this year by
providing them with saplings that are ideal for hedging or creating
small woodland areas."
Linda Britton, Teaching Assistant at Churchfield Church of England
Voluntary Controlled Primary School, and pupils from the gardening
club receive their saplings from (centre right) Sue Bown, Seasonal
Plant Specialist at Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre