Last Sunday saw Oakham pupils and staff planting saplings at the Young People’s Forest in Mead, Derbyshire, as part of the Woodland Trust’s #iwill campaign promoting youth social action.
The Trust’s mission is to plant a forest of over 250,000 trees over a 162-hectare area, creating a safe and educational outdoor space for generations; as well as restore and enhance wildlife habitats, and of course benefiting the environment.
Vic Russell, trip organiser said, “In a fantastic effort, the group of 10 planted an amazing 900 trees in less than two hours. It was great to be able to help support the Trust in their fight against climate change and to make a difference to the local wildlife and communities. Thank you to all the staff and pupils involved.”
Oakham volunteers have supported the Woodland Trust’s campaigns for a couple of years now with pupils and staff making trips to plant trees to help create a better environment for the years to come. Oakham’s next visit will be during Service weekend in March when a large group of 120 pupils will be volunteering.
If you are interested in supporting the work of the Woodland Trust and the Young People’s Forest Mead check out www.woodlandtrust.org.uk. The next chance to join in with a tree-planting event at Mead is 26 February.