School gardeners given trees to nurture

by | Dec 3, 2014 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

ST MARY’S Catholic Primary School’s gardening club now has a number of trees to nurture after they were donated by the Silvanus Trust and funded by Western Power Distribution.

The tree-planting marks the culmination of a successful year for the club’s green-fingered youngsters.

Teaching assistant Maria Caro said: “Our school garden club has worked hard this year, winning local flower competitions, including entries at the Royal Cornwall Show, as well as becoming the winner of Bodmin in Bloom’s School Garden of the Year.

“We are also working towards our final level with the Royal Horticultural Society’s school gardens campaign, which actively engages our pupils to learn about their environment, sustainable practices and discovering wildlife that share our garden.

“The tree-planting was a great opportunity for our school to celebrate a great year that has succeeded as a result of the hard work put in by our pupils,” she said.

The Silvanus Trust is celebrating 20 years of planting trees for community benefit through its “Our Trees” project, which has been funded by Western Power Distribution (formally SWEB).

Since 1994, 300 groups including schools, parish councils, Scouts, local charities and nursery schools from across Devon and Cornwall have been supported to plant an impressive 30,000 trees.