A school in North Yorkshire recently received a silver award from the Woodland Trust as pupils achieved the standard after completing various trust activities.
Cundall Manor School, based between Thirsk and Ripon, has been participating in the Woodland Trust Green Tree School Award, an educational initiative, designed to encourage outdoor learning and help teachers inspire their pupils about woods, trees and wildlife.
There are currently 7,000 schools registered on the charities award scheme. Schools gain points by completing environmental activities and progressing through stages until reaching the platinum title.
Director of Outdoor Activities at Cundall Manor School, Stuart Jackson, said: “Since we launched the Wild Wood we have had an amazing response to our outdoor and environmental activities.”
“The Woodland Trust activities are a superb way to identify ways in which we can engage with our native woodland areas.”
“At Cundall we greatly appreciate outdoor learning and we encourage our pupils to get their hands dirty, be creative and have lots of fun.”
“We hope that activities like this will really instil a passion for the environment for the rest of their lives.”
To find out more about the Wild Wood and outdoor activities at Cundall Manor, or to arrange a visit, please call 01423 360 200 or visit the website www.cundallmanorschool.com