Last month, 32 pupils from Saltersgate Junior School made the trip to the Eco-Power Stadium for an exciting afternoon as part of the launch of the new project.
The children were treated to a behind-the-scenes stadium tour from Foundation coaches, discussing the history of the stadium and all things Doncaster Rovers, before learning about the environment and the local community through a number of workshops.
The afternoon rounded off with the children getting the opportunity to plant their own baby trees which will eventually be planted on school grounds. Doncaster Rovers’ first team player, Luke Molyneux was also on hand to help distribute soil and plant pots, even planting a tree himself.
Working in partnership with DMBC’s tree initiative, the new project for schools, will give children the opportunity to make a positive change to their environment and local community.
The project will continue on into the school setting, with workshops on the importance of planting and maintaining trees and the positive effect they have on the environment, alongside transferring their baby trees to their outdoor woodland area and giving each one a name.
Heading up the project, is Nicola Moran, Sports Development Officer for schools. Following the launch, she said: “It’s been a brilliant start to the project.
“Working in partnership with DMBC’s tree initiative, the day consisted of workshops about protecting the local community and devising a development plan on how to make the outside school environment better.
“The children had a great day and we’re looking forward to continuing the social action project back at Saltersgate Junior School with the children’s ideas, after Easter.”
Does your school want to be involved in the new Protect the Planet project? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can get involved.