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Learning about trees

Suzi from the 'Learning through Landscapes’ team visited us and spoke to the children in assembly about the importance of trees in our environment. We looked at the wide range of species found around the world and in the UK and identified some of these from their leaves. Trees provide habitat and food for birds and other animals; absorb harmful gases from the air; and release oxygen. One tree can supply a day's supply of oxygen for four people!

Suzi then worked with Chaffinches and Kestrels in our school grounds to calculate the age of some of our trees. We did this by measuring the height and girth of the tree and using these to calculate the age. We found the trees were about 40  years old so were probably planted just after the school  built.

Following on from her visit the school will receive some tree saplings from The Woodland Trust to continue to develop our grounds.