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Tree-sy does it for nursery tots
11:00am Sunday 3rd March 2013 in News
Green-fingered children learnt about the importance of looking after the environment when they helped plant a ‘forest school’ at Stepping Stones nursery.
The nursery, which is attached to the pre-prep school in Froxfield, had approximately 36 sapling trees, including cherry, oak and birch, donated to them by the Woodland Trust.
Tom Blythe, from the Forestry Commission, cut the ribbon on the new forest last Thursday.
Room leader Michelle Luck, who is chairman of Marlborough Allotment Association, said: “The purpose of the forest is to teach the children about recycling and regeneration. We want the children to look after the environment and understand why it is so important.”
The forest also features a water butt and a composter and the youngsters will be growing their own vegetables so they can learn all about the importance of sustainability.