Why Not Now?: Forests and Forest Schools

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A game of how many trees can you plant
A race to twenty-five or forty
Saplings to be nurtured
In fields of shrubs and glorious mud

A number of Youth Climate Summit Ambassadors have got their hands dirty with planting trees. In particular, Alexandra set herself a challenge with how many she could plant over the summer holidays, managing around 40 saplings.

A school need not be contained within walls
Break down barriers, connect with nature
And itโ€™s play-ground of plenty

All the rage at the moment are Forest Schools. One example is Fox Wood Forest School in Diss, Norfolk, which has reclaimed 3.6 acres of agricultural land, planting hundreds of saplings and setting up a range of โ€˜stationsโ€™ and play areas from a mud kitchen and potion table to a strider-bike track and a log shelter.


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