10:00 am November 2, 2021
Inspiring pupils to enjoy, protect and learn from the natural world around them, The Giles Nursery and Infants’ School in Stevenage was awarded a Gold Medal in the Woodland Trust’s Green Tree Schools Award.
Schools earn points for environmental projects such as tree planting. Tasks at Giles included creating animal homes, planting, learning about the environment and reducing the school’s CO2 emissions.
School Principal Rowan Mendel said: “Outdoor education is an important part of our curriculum and has become even more valuable in the wake of the pandemic.
“Learning in our beautiful forested space supports our children in developing their scientific knowledge and understanding of environmental issues. It also helps in building relationships, developing self-esteem and self-confidence, as they learn to take risks within safe limits.
“The children have worked hard to achieve this award. We are proud of them.”