School gets gold award from Woodland Trust

AN Eastbourne school has received a gold award for its efforts in being environmentally friendly.

The Haven School received the accolade from the Woodland Trust for getting involved in green activities including tree planting, reducing carbon emissions and recycling.

The Green Tree Schools initiative, which has seen more than 3,000 schools sign up since it was launched in 2008, offers the opportunity to bring the great outdoors, wildlife and green issues into the classroom.

The scheme rewards schools every time they participate in inspirational learning events, projects or initiatives provided by the Woodland Trust.

The Haven School has planted new trees and the children have grown trees from seeds, as well as recycling Christmas cards, visiting woods, reducing their carbon emissions and joining in various other Woodland Trust activities.

The Woodland Trust is also offering free packs of trees to schools as part of its More Trees, More Good campaign to plant 20 million trees across the UK every year for the next 50 years.