Just One Tree Day – Pupils Help Reforest the World by Going Green
For the second year running, we held ‘Just One Tree Day’ on Wednesday 24th May to raise money for the Just One Tree Foundation. The non-profit organisation works towards removing CO2 from the atmosphere through global reforestation and for each £1 raised a tree is planted.
Students in the Junior and Senior schools wore ‘green’ clothing – either sustainably sourced, second-hand, purchased from a charity shop or simply coloured green – and donated £1 in cash on the day or through ParentPay. Every pupil that participated can be proud they’ve been responsible for a tree being planted, which is helping reforest the world!
To raise further funds for this worthy cause, the Eco Warriors and Eco Councillors hosted an after-school cinema experience for girls from Reception to Year 6. The viewing of the Dr Seuss story, The Lorax (U), engaged viewers with themes of reforestation and global sustainability.
‘Just One Tree Day’ is part of an annual PSHE GDST-wide initiative, co-ordinated at NHEHS by Mrs Ferguson and Miss Munro-Hall in their roles as Trust Consultant Teachers for Junior and Senior PSHE respectively. So far, the GDST have planted more than 10,200 trees in Haiti, Brazil, Madagascar and Kenya, and removed over 3,146 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere. For more information, visit https://www.justonetree.life/