In order to win this prestigious title, children got involved in various activities including tree planting, visiting a local woodland, reducing carbon emissions and recycling. Alongside this, staff were required to bring the great outdoors, wildlife and green issues into the classroom for all children to experience. Children from Reception all the way up to Year 6 have enjoyed learning about how woodlands can be protected, restored and developed with the school’s ‘Eco Team’ leading the way.
Karen Letten, Woodland Trust’s engagement manager, added:
The Woodland Trust promotes a range of opportunities to stimulate a child’s imagination and sustain their interest in woods and trees. As the school reaches specific activity milestones, they will receive bronze and silver certificates and then an attractive wooden plaque which acknowledges they’ve achieved the environmental accolade of a gold award!
Hatherden’s certificate and plaque will be proudly displayed in the school office very shortly for children, parents, staff and visitors to see upon arrival. Their next goal is the fourth and final platinum award!
For more information about Hatherden CE Primary School please visit their website www.hatherdenschool.co.uk