Planting for the planet

Salisbury Journal: Planting for the planet Planting for the planet

PUPILS at Rookwood Preparatory School in Andover had the chance to get hands-on in the face of global warming thanks to a Plant-for-the-Planet Academy held at the Portway Stadium.

The children, aged 10 and 11, enjoyed a presentation given by a Climate Justice Ambassador on the consequences of global warming, the greenhouse effect and the need to plant more trees.

They experienced firsthand the current very wet climate conditions as they planted their own trees in the grounds of the stadium.

The children were then able to practise public speaking skills with pupils from other local schools, by preparing and giving a short presentation on what they had learnt and enjoyed during the day.

They received t-shirts and certificates and are now all Climate Justice Ambassadors.

Science teacher Colin Heath said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our pupils and inspired them to think more positively about the contributions they could make to our planet in the future.”

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