Bromstone primary pupils help plant trees for outdoor learning and wildlife area

Bromstone children from both reception classes, Kurtis Bedford- Groundsman and Nicole Hilditch- Forest School Leader

Bromstone Primary School’s groundsman and Forest School leaders have been working on developing the outside spaces to create an alternative learning environment.

The Broadstairs school hopes the areas will also create a wildlife haven.

Bromstone applied to the Woodland Trust scheme, which supplies schools with free native trees.  The trees were planted with help from the children during  Reception class Forest School sessions, this enables the children to be able to watch the trees grow over their time at Bromstone.

Groundsman Kurtis Bedford said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed this experience and learning about the importance of looking after our environment as well as the benefits it will have for the wildlife.”

Bromstone has received a Bronze Award from the Woodland Trust recognising the school’s commitment to outdoor learning and inspiring pupils about the importance of woods, trees and wildlife.