School plants tree nursery to commemorate 50 years

Children at Beech Hyde School plant 50 saplings.

Children and staff plant 50 saplings at Beech Hyde School to mark its 50th anniversary - Credit: Beech Hyde School

Pupils and staff at a Wheathampstead primary school planted a tree nursery of saplings to mark its 50th birthday.

Assistant head Julie Field of Beech Hyde Primary School said that the addition of 50 native saplings will provide a fun and inspiring outside space where the children can learn about science, ecology, the environment, climate change and the importance of the natural world.

She added: "We want our pupils to be avid protectors of the native trees in our community and enjoy the new nursery."

Travel back 47 years and a tree was planted in preparation for opening the new nursery building next to the school.

Pupils plant saplings in 1971

Pupils plant saplings at Beech Hyde School in 1971 - Credit: Beech Hyde School

English oak, hawthorn, hazel and crab apple saplings were donated by Earth Restoration, a charity that supports the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

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