Millbrook pupils plant 200 trees to mark royal wedding

CHILDREN at Millbrook Primary planted 200 trees, creating a forest to commemorate the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle.

Tree planting at Millbrook primary School

It follows on from another planting at the school to create the diamond forest to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

And it was part of the Stalybridge school’s ongoing approach to improving the environment as David Cubbin, the school’s Forest Schools practitioner, supervised the planting.

The trees – alder, beech, birch and hazel – were acquired from the Woodland Trust.

Millbrook Primary is already a trailblazer, the only school in the country that has a Forest Schools centre of excellence quality mark.


Getting stuck in at the tree planting event at Millbrook Primary School

Leanne Connelly, the early years lead/Forest Schools lead, explained: “We teach about sustainability and part of the school’s ethos is about regeneration as well as also having fun.

“The Forest Schools programme is about social and emotional wellbeing in addition to education.

“Every class has a two-hour session each week in which they learn about sustainability and the environment.”

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