Webinar: How Tree Wardens can support local schools to create an Orchards for Schools project and more

Date:  19th November 2020

Time: 4-5pm

About this Event

The Tree Council has an ambitious national school programme which aims to unlock the power of trees for all young people. One element of this is the Orchards for Schools project, which will create fantastic orchards and fruiting hedgerows in schools around the country.

We know many Tree Warden networks already work closely with local schools to inspire students and get them involved in tree projects. This webinar will demonstrate how Tree Wardens and volunteers can support schools in their area to apply for and get stuck into an Orchards for Schools project and more.

Presented by National Tree Warden Scheme Co-ordinator Sam Village and National Schools Programme Manager Richard Pollard, the one hour webinar will help you unlock the steps you can take to grow a supportive relationship with local schools.

We will discuss:

  • An overview of The Tree Council’s national schools programme
  • Health and Safety: the challenges schools are facing in the middle of the global pandemic, from well-being to site operations. We will also highlight the health and safety considerations that protect you and the school and how to go about discussing these considerations.
  • Practical support: what practical support and advice schools are likely to need, from planning an orchard to delivering a planting event to general orchard or hedgerow maintenance and care.
  • Learning and engagement: what learning opportunities you can help schools develop, finding ways to share your passion and knowledge of trees or opportunities to help schools raise the profile of their project in the local community. We’ll also share the orchard packs and digital resources on offer from The Tree Council.

We will leave you with some top tips which will help you and the school manage expectations and encourage the germination of a really positive and supportive relationship.

To book a place please click on this link

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