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Handcross Park plant a tree for every new pupil!

Handcross Park School are delighted to announce the launch of their new ‘Grow with Us’ programme. As part of the school’s Green Agenda, Handcross Park will be planting a tree in the school grounds for every new pupil that joins the school. The child’s name will be placed on each tree, so they can watch their tree grow with them.

Scientists have stated that if 1 trillion trees are planted in the next few years, the amount of carbon in the atmosphere would be reduced by 25%. So Handcross Park are doing their part to help.

Handcross Park believes passionately in doing all it can to help save our planet. In recent months, the school has introduced ‘Meat-Free Mondays’ for all pupils and staff. The school kitchen now collects all their food waste for conversion into bio-fuel too. Single-use plastic water bottles have been banned and packed lunches now use recyclable water cartons. Additional Green initiatives include the introduction of electric car charging points, dress-up costume, trainer and ‘welly’ recycling schemes and the creation of a new wildflower area to attract bees.

Commenting on the new ‘Grow With Us’ programme, Headmaster, Richard Brown, said “our pupils care deeply about the issues of climate change and we have a busy eco and environmental council within the school. This allows the pupils to have a voice and to share their ideas. We are delighted to launch the ‘Grow With Us’ programme and I look forward to planting the trees in our glorious grounds with all our new pupils.”

If you’d like to find out more about Handcross Park, please contact Lisa Taylor on 01444 400 526 or visit their website www.handcrossparkschool.co.uk

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