Planting day at Pocklington Infant School
Pocklington Infant School was visited by representatives of Animalcare to help plant trees in the school grounds. Pupils, staff and representatives of Animalcare planted the saplings to create wildlife habitats and encourage biodiversity.
“I'd like to thank Carbon Footprint, Tree Appeal and Pocklington Infant School for allowing us to come and do this - it's been a great day. There are trees here that are going to last a generation, that people can enjoy” - Kai Crawshaw, Animalcare Group
The trees are all native British species, grown in the UK and include Aspen, Crab Apple, Field Maple, Goat Willow, Hazel, Rowan, Sessile Oak and Silver Birch. These new saplings will provide a perfect habitat for wildlife, promoting biodiversity and preserving the natural environment. The children gained hands-on experience of how trees are planted and learned how important trees are to the world in which we live.
Animalcare has teamed up with Carbon Footprint as part of their carbon management programme and with Tree Appeal, planting native broadleaf trees in schools. Animalcare is sponsoring the planting of more than 200 trees at Pocklington, demonstrating their commitment to environmental education and their aim of reducing their impact on the natural world.
“A lovely afternoon at Pocklington Infants thanks to Tree Appeal and the sponsors, Animalcare Group. All the Reception and Year One children planted a tree in our grounds, which will really help keep Pocklington green into the future.” - Dr. Lynn Bartram, Headteacher