Our students have been involved in riparian planting at the Muir’s Farm over the past 4 years, so the students wanted to continue that work. We were fortunate enough to successfully apply for a grant from WWF to support this work.
As the wetlands planting is now well established, we turned our focus towards replanting the area between an existing forest and the river to further increase biodiversity in the area. The children planted flax and cabbage trees this time around, but we’ll be back to do more planting in Autumn next year.
As a school, we believe in providing opportunities for students to make connections with the local environment, and thinking about ways we can contribute to sustaining that.
We got the whole school to help us out with the planting and we can’t wait to see the results in a few years.