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19 June 2017

Join the Green Tree Schools Award

Sign up for the Green Tree Schools Award. It’s free, fun and has fantastic ideas for activities celebrating woods and trees.

This award scheme rewards schools for completing environmental activities and encouraging outdoor learning. It’s a fantastic way to enhance a schools green credentials while inspiring children about woods and trees.

Gain points for completing great activities with us and progress through Bronze, Silver and Gold to the prestigious Platinum level. Schools reaching the Gold award receive a fantastic wooden plaque to proudly display in school. New challenges are added regularly.

How can your school get involved?

The Woodland Trust provides a range of free resources to inspire schools and children about woods and trees. Two thirds of UK schools are currently working with us and we’d love your school to get involved and try new projects.

Registration only takes a few minutes and allows schools to access our free resources, including a new resource pack linking the Award to the national curriculum (KS2) due out in September. We are also including sensory activities and ideas.

Curriculum-linked resources

We have a range of KS2 and KS3 curriculum linked resources to help you teach about woods and trees in class. These range from tree planting to the study of ancient trees.

Order a free pack of trees

Apply for a free tree pack to be delivered to your school. They come in three different sizes – small (30 saplings), medium (105 saplings) and large (420 saplings).

Schools are eligible to keep applying to receive packs each March and November until your project is complete. They’re ideal for gardening clubs and to make your school more environmentally friendly.

Your first tree pack request can also earn you 2 points towards the Green Tree Schools Award.

Download a free DIY assembly kit

Inspire your school with the story of The Man Who Planted Trees. Download a Powerpoint presentation with teacher notes to create an understanding of the importance of woods and trees and how we can all make a difference.

Feedback

“The school field used to be a blank green, grassy space. Now it’s a living thing. Animals, birds and children all running around the trees. What a difference.”
Mike Randles (teacher), William Shrewsbury Primary

“The outdoor classroom is the best, we get to wear special clothes and wellies and it doesn’t matter if we get dirty.”
Dylan Parry (pupil) Ysgol y Llys, Prestatyn

“That was the coldest, muddiest day of my life and the school field looks like a mud bath. The children have had a ball.”
Rachel MacDonald (teacher), Mill View Primary School

“It was an amazing way to showcase the achievement of our students and how much they enjoy using the outdoor environment as a learning classroom.”
Rashida Din (teacher), Greys Education centre

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