News from the Mersey

Working with the Woodland Trust, who are leading on delivery targeted at some of the most deprived areas of the country, England’s Community Forests are helping to engage schools in their areas.  
Over the next four years, The Mersey Forest and other organisations are planting 164,000 trees in a programme to deliver its long term plans.  It is working with primary schools and communities throughout The Mersey Forest, promoting the opportunity to plant a woodland, orchard or individual trees and hedges. The children involved will learn about trees through engaging outdoor learning linked to the national curriculum.  The Mersey Forest team says
“By working with primary schools we’re able to encourage more outdoor learning in schools, nurture children’s connection with nature and increase knowledge and understanding of our trees and woodlands. These planting days provide a connection to nature experience to children, whilst providing real-life context to teach about the health benefits of being in a natural setting and environmental matters such as climate change. We use this experience, with support from the teachers involved, to ensure that the tree planting project is part of a wider, enjoyable, learning experience that supports the new national curriculum and encourages outdoor learning.”

 

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