Every year the Woodland Trust provide free trees for Schools. The Woodland Trust not only plant woods and trees, protect from decimation but they also restore damaged and ancient woods back to life. It is a fantastic opportunity to work with them on their brilliant mission!
This year Wings Cumbria have been awarded 315 trees in a variety of species. Last week they started planting them as part of the John Muir Award, the Green Tree Schools Award and as part of an Open Award in Conservation. So far they have managed to plant 75 trees, a variety of Hazel, Blackthorn, Willow, Hawthorn and Field Maple, on the school site near the Outdoor Education Area. The Willows have been planted to grow into a dome and the Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Field Maple have been planted to form a wind break for the site. The hope is that they can develop the site and make use of it more and more in the future!
Wings School Cumbria balances a traditional curriculum with ensuring that the individual needs of each child and young person are met. The school is set within extensive grounds, both the grounds and the school buildings lend themselves to both on and off-site learning. Facilities include full sized playing pitches, a sports hall, moto-cross & mountain bike tracks and our on-site farm with access to equestrian facilities, to name but a few.
There is an emphasis on maximising individual potential to provide each young person with strategies to successfully progress into adult life. The range of activities and services young people can access is increased to help develop their confidence.
We look forward to seeing how the ground develop throughout the year. Well done to everyone who took part.