Saving the planet – one tree at a time

Year 5 girls from Nottingham Girls’ High School recently planted ninety British hedgerow saplings along the boundary fence of the school’s outdoor learning area, Upnah Wood, plus a variety of spring flowering bulbs in Upnah playground.

And girls from the Senior School Green Team recently went along to the Young People’s Forest at Mead near Heanor in Derbyshire, created by the Woodland Trust. There they planted 200 trees which will grow into part of a beautiful forest, adding to a wonderful natural landscape, and made dens for mini-beasts, providing a home for a large variety of wildlife.

The Young People’s Forest is an initiative aiming to engage and educate new generations about environmental concerns, and the school is proud to be a part of it. NGHS girls in the future will be able to visit the forest and see the amazing work done there and know that they have made a difference.