Lincoln Minster School has been awarded a Woodland Trust Gold Award for being a Green Tree School and getting involved in green activities.
Activities have included visiting local woodland, photography competitions – ‘A Bugs Eye View’, reducing carbon emissions, recycling and many activities within Outdoor Learning provision.
The Green Tree Schools initiative, which has seen over 7,000 schools sign up since it was launched in 2008 offers the opportunity to bring the great outdoors, wildlife and green issues into the classroom.
Outdoor Learning Leader, Becky Skelton(pictured above with pupils from the Pre-Preparatory School), said:
“The children and staff have really enjoyed the many activities we have taken part in to earn the Woodland Trust Gold Award. We are now looking forward to working towards our Platinum Award.”
Karen Letten, Woodland Trust Schools Communications Manager, said:
“The scheme promotes a range of opportunities, each designed to stimulate a child’s imagination and sustain their interest in woods and trees. The achievements of the school are recognised through an awards scheme in which they receive points for taking part in activities. As they reach milestones within the project they will receive bronze, silver and finally an attractive wooden plaque which acknowledges they’ve achieved the environmental accolade of a gold award.”
The Woodland Trust’s vision is a UK rich in woods and trees, enjoyed by everyone. The charity is dedicated to creating new woodland with help from communities and schools, and protecting and restoring ancient woodland for future generations to cherish.
Find out more about our exciting Pre-Preparatory School for children from Nursery to Year 2.