You will enjoy this video which explains what Plant-for-the-planet does;
We have been having great fun with our Tree Trail series and previewed a few clips with the parents of the children involved on Christmas week 2016; they were so impressed that two families planted trees in their gardens that very week. We did a little show with the children dressed as the 28 Native Trees of Ireland, their costumes will come in handy for the official launch though all 28 trees may be more than you we have room for. We welcomed the Chief Executive of Fingal County Council and the Mayor at tree-planting events in January 2017 as well as Senator Aodhán O Riardáin.
Here is the story of our work in 2017.
Our school is hosted an international event on Saturday week hosting 50 children, invited from 9 Dublin and three overseas schools who planted 300 trees in our local park, under the supervision of Fingal County Council's parks department. It was Ireland's first "Tree Academy" where Irish children join others in 100 countries around the world in Planting Parties. We were joined by the Head of Plant-for-the-Planet UK and two 13-year old schoolgirls from Rockwood school, Andover whose school has sponsored their airfares for this trip and who lead our Academy. The girls made T-shirts and bags with tree motifs and sold them at craft fairs over the Christmas holidays to fund the trip for a parent and teacher who will accompany them. The day was devoted to talks and games about trees as well as planting of course and the children put on a presentation to an audience of parents and guests in the evening. You will find more details here. The visitors are part of a programme where 10,000 trees are being planted in "Harmony Woods" by 25 schools, part of the Queen's Jubilee Forest. I brought a gift of 5 Hazel saplings to them from the children of Ireland in November and planted them with the English children during their 2-week planting schools session.
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