Kirkhill Primary School

Spring in the Forest!

What a lovely morning we’ve just had! We noticed so many new signs of spring and Ms Haines even felt a little warm in the woods! (You all know how many layers I wear every week…)

We were very lucky to have Lauren’s dad with us who just so happens to be a tree expert! Brian had prepared an amazing experience to help us all learn more about trees. We are all now the proud owners of some very small and special saplings. Can you remember what kind of tree you were given?

scots pine   rowan   silver birch   alder   hazel   oak

We are planning to care for these saplings for a little while before planting them somewhere special. We all need to do a bit of research to discover how to care for them and the best place to plant each of the different types. We thought that some people might like to plant their own at home, some might be planted around the school and we might plant some in Lauren’s wood. Some of us thought that we could start looking around for places around Kirkhill that might benefit from a beautiful tree. We know that we would need to ask the landowners permission first though.

Thanks again to Brian for preparing and resourcing everything today, it was a great experience for them. I just overheard a group of P1s excitedly telling Mrs MacKenzie about what they learned in the woods this morning and what kind of tree each of them are going to look after. 🙂

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