We had a super time helping to plant new trees and cuttings in and around the school.
The weather was brilliant and we even had Sid, the cat, helping us in our work.
We were split into two groups, with one group planting willow cuttings in a wet corner of the nature garden. Luckily, because of the wet soil, it was quite easy to push the willows down into the ground, although we did have a spade and fork if needed.
The other group worked with John to plant a variety of trees outside the Primary 1/2 classroom and Music Room.
As this was a much drier area we had to use a hose to soak the ground and give the newly planted trees a drink.
We will have to put in temporary shelter fencing to protect the new trees over the autumn and winter.
We really hope the new trees and cuttings take hold and grow as well as those we planted in previous years.
A fun time was had by all. We even had time, later on, to sketch some of the established trees and enjoy reading our books surrounded by our growing ‘forest’.