Yesterday the Academy had 30 new additions to its school grounds. As part of our North Liverpool Academy in Bloom project we planted a copse of trees.
A copse is an oasis for birds and creates a beautiful, attractive feature for people to enjoy, and can be a great outdoor learning area or mini ‘forest’ school classroom for children to learn in.
Trees and woods filter our air, cool our cities, purify our water and enrich our soil. Yet the damage done to them has now reached catastrophic levels, and our plant and animal species are declining at an alarming rate. Just 13% of the UK is covered with trees. That’s relatively low compared to a European country average of 37%.
These trees have been donated by The Woodland Trust, the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity. Founded in 1972, they were the first to stand against the spiralling threats to precious woods and trees, and they remain at the forefront of the fight to protect, plant and restore UK woodland.
The Academy would like to thank the Woodland Trust for supplying these free trees to the school and to Regenda Homes from the Breckfield and North Everton Neighbourhood Council team for providing amazing apprentices and giving us their expert help in planting these trees. We will be planting ten saplings of each silver birch, rowan and wild cherry trees.
We ask the community to please join us in watching these amazing trees grow over the next few years, let us know if you spot any new wildlife in the area!