SLP Newsletter (December - 2020)(v4) - Flipbook - Page 5
Rachel Bell, South Stanley Junior School Headteacher said:
"We w ere absolutely delighted to celebrate National
Tree Week in such a magnificent and memorable w ay.
It w as a fabulous w ay to help our children understand
the importance of climate change and how to protect
natural w ildlife in a w ay that is different to traditional
South Stanley Junior School is lucky enough to have
extensive outdoor space and our trees w ill create a
beautiful landscape for our grounds. Having children
involved in this w ill imprint in history their time at our
school and w ill be w ith us for many years to come."
Lucy Wilkinson, year 6, South Stanley Junior School pupil
"We w ere all very excited to start planting our trees.
W ith 460 to plant it w as a busy day! Creating a w oodland
area in our school grounds is amazing; it w on't just help the
environment and w ildlife, but it means our trees w ill be here
for years and years to come. Hopefully they w ill still be here
when our children come to this school - that w ould be
Read Maddison’s exclusive report on the event...
Written by guest reporter; South Stanley Junior School’s Maddison Pinkerton.
Earlier this month, the pupils of South Stanley Junior
School were joined by parents and teachers to plant trees
in our school playground.
Working in pairs, we dug a hole and placed them in the
The reasons we planted them was to improve our
environment and make our playground more interesting.
We talked to the members of OASES and they instructed
us how to plant them. We had to push hard on the shovel
for it to go underground to dig the holes.
After we dug the holes, we went to an instructor and he
gave us a tree, then told us what the tree name was. The
ones with leaves were really hard to get into the green
holder with the bamboo cane.
The OASES instructor said:
"It is amazing how many children w anted to join in and
We all planted 6 trees and as the pupils all lined up to
go back into school Mr. Stewart challenged us to estimate
how many trees were planted all together with the closest
winning a prize.
Maddison P, a year six student suggested 462 whilst
Charlie A, a student of Mr Forster’s class guessed 400
trees. Ashton and Ben, students in 6F guessed 350 trees.
Who was the closest? Who will win the mystery prize?
Time will tell!