Tree planting at Frome Vale Academy
Published on: 08 Jun 2015
CHILDREN at Frome Vale Academy have been planting apple and pear trees.
They were taking part in Bristol City Council’s One Tree Per Child initiative, which was co-founded by Olivia Newton-John.
The aim is for all the 36,000 children in Bristol’s primary schools to plant at least one tree each.
The planting at Frome Vale Academy’s grounds in Frenchay Road was overseen by the Wales and West Forest School, which runs an after school club where students have regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on learning in a woodland environment.
It will be around three years before the trees bear fruit but during that time students will be involved in maintaining and looking after the trees.
Sophie Smith, the academy’s administration manager, said: “The students really enjoyed the process of planting their own individual trees and great fun was had by all. This has also been an invaluable teaching and learning exercise for our students; giving us the vehicle to discuss Bristol as the Green Capital of Europe and the impact that planting new tress has on our environment.”