Green Tree Award
The Green Tree Award!
Over this spring term we have been working really hard to become an Eco School. We had put together our action plan and were all set to plant our first orchard, look at how we can collect and learn about water and also grow more plants around the school for our own well-being and to create habitats. This was all taken away when we had to close our school but we realised that we could still do something remotely and so we decided to work towards the Green Tree Gold Award as a whole school. Ms Leek set us challenges on google classroom and tapestry and we are really proud of what we have done.
Trees from Perspectives
We explored trees from different perspectives and imagined what they look like from above. We drew, painted, printed and photographed.
The man who planted trees
We looked at a story of a shepherd planting trees in France one hundred years ago - but we were only shown the pictures and we had to guess what might have been happening. We weren't told what the story really was and we were asked to write our own story.
We learnt about how long trees take to grow and why they are so important.
Some of us tried some printing with wood and natural objects too, inspired by the woodcuts from the story.
Woodland Visit and Poem
Ms Leek told us a bit more about the oak trees that were planted in France a century ago and made a film of herself giving a tour around a wood where she lives which is 20 years old. We were inspired to write poems. Here are a few of them...
It was the end of term so it seemed a perfect time to celebrate! We couldn't do it together, all in the same place, but from our different homes and gardens we celebrated trees in lots of different ways.