Monday, October 23, 2017
You are here: Isle of Man > Isle of Man News
Isle of Man News
General News
Tree for life scheme at secondary school 20 November 2008

STUDENTS at a secondary school are planting trees they will watch grow throughout their school life.

Year 7 students at Queen Elizabeth II High School are adding rowan, cherry and birch trees to the school grounds.QE II tree planting

Thirty trees were donated by the UK Woodland Trust as part of its Trees for All campaign, which states: Every child should have the chance to plant trees.

Teacher Lesley Sleight said:

'We are aiming to give all Year 7 students an opportunity to plant their own trees. They can then watch them grow throughout their school life. We expect 30 more trees in March 2009 along with a seed-growing kit so that students will get the chance to grow the trees from seed and experience the whole process of nurturing trees.
'This supports our already thriving school tree nursery, grown from seeds generously donated by the Dalby Woodland Trust. The initative behind our tree-growing and planting scheme is to provide students with better awareness of their environmental responsibilities, which links into an already well established project in which Queen Elizabeth II High School hopes to offset some of the carbon emission that is generated through transport of students and staff to and from school each day.'

Mrs Sleight said:

'Over the past three years we have helped plant approximately 1800 trees. Our target is to plant 4000 trees.'

More stories >>>  

Related News Articles
Go back, give back! 23 April 2013
The Isle of Man Arts Council and the Department of Education and Children are seeking people working in the creative industries to visit their old secondary school to inspire and encourage others who may aspire to work in the arts or cultural sectors. [More]
Island’s Health-e Directory launch helps public to access self care advice and services 10 April 2013
An online ‘one stop shop’ for all the help, support and advice available to the public about self care and keeping healthy has been launched today by the Department of Health. [More]
Nominations invited for North American Manx Awards 8 April 2013
THE Department of Education and Children is inviting nominations for the 2013 North American Manx Awards. [More]
Building closer links to better help young people 2 April 2013
A TRAINING day will help those working on the front line with young people to make links with other agencies and open up more opportunities for young people to access positive activities. [More]
Launch of Energy Awards 2013 28 March 2013
Local organisations of all sizes are being encouraged to submit entries for the 2013 Energy Awards, which are now open to submissions. [More]

Other Guides by Maxima Systems Ltd: Disney World