Pupils plant trees for environment
PUPILS helped to plant their future by adding 420 saplings in the school grounds and helping their school to become more environmentally friendly.
A team of Year 7 and 8 pupils from Fearns Community Sports College, Stacksteads, planted the trees around the outside of the school’s artificial pitches.
Link Group Tutor Lucy Parker said: “This was a wonderful opportunity and we all had a lot of fun.
“The trees were donated to the school by The Woodlands Trust as part of the Green Tree Schools Award.
“We have also increased our recycling and are currently encouraging our pupils to reduce CO2 emissions.
“We have now been awarded the bronze award for our efforts which we are incredibly proud about.”
Fearns is now working towards obtaining the silver award, and is asking pupils to take photographs of their favourite outside view in the Valley and send them into school.
Mrs Parker said: “We are also looking for a woodlands ambassador, and any pupil that is interested should contact me.”
Longer term the school hopes to go for gold and to achieve that goal they will need stories, videos, art or audio piece about wildlife, woods or the countryside.
Mrs Parker added: “This project is vital for the wellbeing of our beautiful countryside and we hope you will join us in our quest.”
Planting trees at Fearns, from left, Alfie Nightingale and Thomas McCann