Diversity blossoms as 400 new trees provided for FHS grounds
Fairfield High School’s Nature Club was delighted to officially be presented with over 400 trees, as part of the Wild Harvest Tree Pack, courtesy of The Woodland Trust.
As part of FHS’s commitment to the natural environment, it has consistently endeavoured to improve the school grounds for wildlife, knowing also the positive impact a greener environment has on the wellbeing of its students and local community. The saplings from 16 species including Silver Birch, Hazel, Goat Willow and Dog Rose will be planted to enhance the biodiversity of our existing hedgerows around the school’s sports pitches.
This very welcome donation will add to native trees previously donated to the school and planted by its Nature Club, and adds to the fruit trees planted by each of the Year 7 tutor groups annually in September.
Scott Mears, Science Teacher at FHS comments: “We would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the Woodland Trust for this initiative which can only have a positive impact on our local environment. Our Nature Club are a fantastic group of dedicated students who are excited to be planting this variety of saplings, with the prospect of watching them grow over the coming years.”