At Grimsdell today we participated in ‘Just One Tree’ Day. This is a non-profit initiative designed to support the fight against global warming by planting trees. The children today paid money to wear their own clothes and learnt about the impact of deforestation and what a difference in planting and replacing trees can make on the environment.
This project forms part of our overall commitment to educating children about climate change and making them environmentally aware and responsible. As a whole, the notion of climate change can be quite abstract for children and it is best handled within the realms of their own experience. We tackle this as an integrated part of our Outdoor Learning and Forest School Curriculum in a variety of ways.
The ‘Just One Tree’ Day has allowed us to take this to the next level by actively sharing with children the effects of deforestation and empowering them to make a difference by combating it with positive action. We hope that this combined with our love of the outdoors will instill a life-long love of nature and a desire to protect it in our Grimsdell pupils.