Woodmansey Primary School parent, teacher and friends association (PTFA) advertised for volunteers and the community did not disappoint.
Well over a 100 volunteers of all ages turned out to support a tree planting session at Woodmansey School.
The PTFA had recently won a donation of trees from The Woodland Trust and volunteers helped to plant on Sunday 19th November.
The trees will support activities for the school and its many out of school clubs. In addition the areas planted will provide food sources for woodland wildlife and create a living legacy for future generations.
Some people turned up to plant one tree and some stayed for the full session.
Around 400 trees were planted and 150 were named by the community in memory of someone or something special.
Sandi Draper, the PTFA Chair said;
“We were overwhelmed by the amount of support the community gave on Sunday. It was lovely to welcome so many old and new faces. Some people had brilliant stories to tell about their previous connections to the school. It just shows what a wonderful place is Woodmansey is.”
Joanne Kett, key stage 1 teacher at Woodmansey School added;
“It was lovely to see the school field full of families, ex students, local residents and other people who travelled some distances to help us. We hope to welcome them again at future events.”
The PTFA is still in need of bulbs and these can be donated by calling 01482 862186, email email@example.com or leaving with the school office.