Pupils celebrate top green award

Pupils at Rearsby Primary School celebrate winning a gold award from the Woodland Trust in recognition of their green activities EMN-150918-125727001
Pupils at Rearsby Primary School celebrate winning a gold award from the Woodland Trust in recognition of their green activities EMN-150918-125727001

Pupils and staff at a primary school are celebrating after they were given a prestigious award in recognition of their environmental activities.

St Michael and All Angels received a gold award from the Woodland Trust for the work they have carried out planting trees and recycling.

The organisation run the Green Tree School Award to inspire children to take part in green activities.

Rebecca Smith, the school’s early years teacher and forest school leader, said: “All the children in the school love going to forest school.

“During these sessions we do a lot of Woodland Trust activities which we all love.

“They gain skills in independence, co-operation, they learn to respect their local environment and have a knowledge of the natural world around them.

“These are skills that will set them up to continue to respect our local environment.”

St Michael and All Angels School will be planting new trees in their new forest school site, they have visited local woods, reduced their carbon emissions and had weekly forest school sessions.