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Making deep roots for green shoots

Posted onPosted on 11th Jan

Pupils at a Mansfield school have been taking part in a tree planting project that looks at the changing face of Sherwood Forest.

Berry Hill Primary School hosted two assemblies with Sherwood Forest Trust for the Deep Roots, Green Shoots initiative.

The project is financially supported by the Linney group, which has given funding for Mansfield youngsters to plant trees in Sherwood Forest.

Ian Major and Linda Hardy originally visited the school in November to ask the children to help with consultation about the forest.

Ian explained to the children about the history of the ancient woodland, how the forest has changed over time and the impact this has on wildlife.

Linda asked pupils to help the Sherwood Forest Trust charity decide what types of project it should concentrate on in the next few years, and the activities the youngsters thought people might like to do.

The children were asked to come up with an example of an activity from their own imagination and to draw a picture.

Linda (pictured) returned to school to deliver a second assembly and present prizes to eight competition winners.

“We wished we could give them all a prize, because all the youngsters worked hard and came up with great ideas to help Sherwood Forest, she said.”

Jacqueline Hill, Berry Hill head, added: “Our children learned a great deal about Sherwood Forest in the assembly. Our year three children are looking forward to visiting an area of the forest to plant trees.”