Pupils branch out to plant trees in Moor Park

Pupils have been doing their bit to help the planet with a tree-planting day at Moor Park.

This term, Year 7 pupils have formed an Eco Group, which aims to help improve the local area in and around the Adelaide Street school, as well as raise awareness within the school community of climate change and other environmental issues affecting the planet.

For their first project, the Eco Group organised a bake sale and raised £200 to fund their eco projects. These funds were then used to buy four trees to plant in Preston’s Moor Park, which last year gained coveted Green Flag status.

Together with the help of the Park Rangers and volunteers from the Friends of Moor Park, the pupils dug holes for the trees and prepared the soil before planting the trees. The Park Rangers and volunteers also explained how the trees would start to take root and grow, along with talking to the boys about the history of the city’s largest park.

Future project ideas for the Eco Group include raising more money to buy plants, trees and flowers to improve the look of the school’s outside areas. They are also researching the best indoor plants to put in classrooms to help boost the oxygen levels and air quality.

Sandra Thackeray, Head of Year 7, helps run the Eco Group along with Head of Geography, Scott Pughsley.

Ms Thackeray said:

“Well done to our Eco Group for demonstrating exceptional STAR values of Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect by organising this first tree planting project. As well as the environmental benefits, it was a lovely experience for them to talk to the volunteers about the history of the park and their work to help maintain it as a beautiful green space for the community to use.”

YEAR 7 pupils at Eden Boys’ School, Preston plant trees in Moor Park

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