Last week students from Eastbrook Primary Academy in Southwick, West Sussex planted 12 Oak, Silver Birch and Lime trees on site in their forest school area that we acquired from tree nursery More Trees Please. Our gardener support Ian Law alongside teachers and the schools new Headmaster helped all the students to be involved in planting. Year 1 to Year 6 classes helped dig holes and covered the base with mulch. They will be naming their tree and will be responsible for looking after and watering them. Year 6 students will pass their tree on the new Reception year in a special handover ceremony before they leave for secondary school which will take place every year. Thanks to Ian, Liam Lord at Adur & Worthing Council for the site plan, Shoreham Power Station and Bailey Solutions Ltd for being Sponsors, as well as Aviva PLC employees and parents who supported this project with a donation. The project was also made possible with grant funding from The Sussex Community Foundation. The next stage will be building a sustainable watering system for new and existing trees. We’re proud to have organised the event and supported this school to engage their students in nature and give them a sense of responsibility for their environment.