On Thursday 12th December, 11 students who are part of Attenborough’s Army eco club were invited to plant trees at Broadclyst Community Farm. Jon, the farm manager, gave students a tour of the farm where we saw pigs, sheep and vegetables growing.
Next, the AA members had the task of clearing the grass off a bank ready to plant trees to form a hedge. The students used spades and their hands to pull up the grass. They worked well as a team and cleared the bank quickly. Jon then showed students how to plant saplings using a splicing method.
We planted over 30 trees which was incredible given the limited time. The species planted included: Hawthorne, Oak, Wild Cherry and Crab Apple. These trees will encourage birds and insects to the farm.
Thank you very much Jon for your expertise and guidance!
Key Stage 2-3 Transition Coordinator