On Wednesday 7th February, 28 Eco warriors, reps and monitors went to help create England's First World War Centenary Wood on the edge of the Epsom Downs. 200,000 native trees including beech, rowan, hawthorn, cherry and oak are being planted with the help of local school children and nearby residents. 10,000 trees have already been planted.
The weather was glorious and by the end of the day, WFJS had helped to plant around 250 trees! We learnt to remove the stake, dig the appropriate size hole plant and stomp in a tree. Between each pair of children about 15 trees were planted as well as some by our expert parent helpers.
The children displayed great BELIEVE values demonstrated by the quotes from the parent helpers.
LEARNING & ENTHUSIASM "He wanted to learn more about the tree he was planting."
INSPIRATION "She constantly worked hard from beginning to end and helped the younger children to join in."
Thanks to the parents and helpers and well done to the children for their enthusiasm and excellent behaviour!