23rd November 2021 — St Francis School in Pewsey has been awarded the prestigious Platinum Award by the Woodland Trust, for their commitment to green activities and reducing carbon emissions.
St Francis, which has a Forest School onsite has demonstrated support for the Woodland Trust’s vision of a UK rich in native woods and trees for people and wildlife. The charity is dedicated to creating new woodland with help from communities and schools, as well as protecting and restoring ancient woodland for future generations to cherish.
More than 12,000 schools have participated in the Green Tree School Awards since it was launched in 2008. It offers the opportunity to bring the great outdoors, wildlife and green issues into the classroom.
Year 2 teacher, Felicity Couse, who has led the effort to obtain the award explained “The children have worked so hard to achieve this Platinum award and this is a fantastic achievement for St Francis. The ‘Green Tree Schools Award’ recognises the work schools do to help learn about and care for our woodlands within the local community and nationally. It also helps our pupils learn about important green issues.”