Schools learn the value of trees

Tree planting at Towcester C of E Primary School.Richard Camp,head,Martin Johns,mayor Sue Hamilton,Towcester Evening WI,pupils from the school and Anne and Barry Webb with WI members.'120309M-A017
Tree planting at Towcester C of E Primary School.Richard Camp,head,Martin Johns,mayor Sue Hamilton,Towcester Evening WI,pupils from the school and Anne and Barry Webb with WI members.'120309M-A017
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PRIMARY school children in Towcester are developing green fingers thanks to a series of planting events.

On Friday, March 9 pupils at Towcester CofE witnessed the planting of an oak sapling donated by Anne and Barry Webb to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Homebase,Towcester have donated a raised bed to Nicholas Hawksmoor School.Back,from the left,Richard Edwards,head,Kathryn Hunter,Homebase volunteer and parent,Stewart Wise,Homebase manager,Victoria Shepherd,Homebase service assistant and Jess White,school allotment club leader.'120326M-A012

Homebase,Towcester have donated a raised bed to Nicholas Hawksmoor School.Back,from the left,Richard Edwards,head,Kathryn Hunter,Homebase volunteer and parent,Stewart Wise,Homebase manager,Victoria Shepherd,Homebase service assistant and Jess White,school allotment club leader.'120326M-A012

Then on Friday, March 16, children at Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary were presented with a raised vegetable bed by representatives of the Towcester Homebase as part of the Eco-School Project.

Nicholas Hawksmoor headteacher Richard Edwards said: “We feel the children will learn much about sustainability and healthy eating. It will also give them a love for gardening that hopefully will stay with them for life.”

Then on Saturday, March 24 children helped members of the Nicholas Hawksmoor Pocket Park Association plant 420 trees given to them to commemorate the Jubilee by the Woodland Trust.