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Young People’s Forest Launch Event

The Young People’s Forest Launch Event

Recently, Mrs McBean took a group of children to Shipley Park to help launch a project that will eventually see the planting of 150,000 new trees.


Activities that the children took part in were tree-signing – where all the children added their fingerprint to a tree; and working in groups with Derby College students, to source materials to make dream catchers.


After that, a tree was planted which will be the first tree in the new forest, so in tens of years to come our children will be able to bring their grandchildren and find the first trees which they planted.


The whole day was filmed by the BBC and Central News, so we felt famous for the day!


Mrs McBean