The children have worked hard and had a lot of fun this year doing challenges for the Woodland Trust Green Trees Award and we are very happy to have achieved the Bronze Award. Their challenges have ranged from planting trees on Ulva, a Woodland Workshop, to creating a Tree Champion and recyling.
We have recently completed a Tree Dressing Challenge where the children researched the traditions of tree dressing and then dedided they would like to dress a tree in the school garden, they chose a young birch tree and made christmas wishes for the tree that they wrote onto ribbons and tied to the tree.
The children wanted to include the birds in the tree dressing so we made fat balls and turned them into garlands and baubles to decorate the tree. We had great fun and are looking forward to seeing what birds will come and feast on the decorations.
Making the fat balls was rather messy!
We are hoping that having completed this challenge that we will have enough points to get our silver award.
UN Convention on the rights of the child Article 29: (goals of education) Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures and the environment.
UN Convention on the rights of the child Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.