Shipley Country Park
Tree Planting Trip by Elspeth (Eco and Science Captain)
On Monday the 11th of November, Class 4 went on a trip to Shipley Country Park to take part in the Woodland Trust’s Young People’s Forest. We were the first ever class to plant some trees on the land which will become a forest in the next 50 years.
When we arrived, we were greeted by a lady called Helen who works for the Woodland Trust. Then we walked through the rain, dodging massive puddles, past the many fields that will be planted with trees over the next four years. We saw a tractor digging thousands of holes for us to plant the trees in. We planted four different types of trees: Hazel, Oak, Rowan and Maple. Some of us had to spray paint crosses on the mounds of soil to save space for the large Beech trees. Our class worked really hard despite the weather to plant around one hundred trees!