Five Forest Schools for Birmingham

Five Forest Schools for Birmingham

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Trees for Cities, in partnership with Forest Schools Birmingham, have been awarded £8,674 by People’s Postcode Trust to create orchards in seven school and community locations across Greater Birmingham.

Over 250 school children and local residents actively engaged in planting the trees.

Trees for Cities is an independent charity, which inspires people to plant and love trees worldwide through community-led design, education and training initiatives in urban areas that need it most.

Sharon Johnson, Chief Executive for Trees for Cities, commented: "We are delighted to have received support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery for our project in Birmingham this year. We are passionate about growing communities by involving local people in our work, improving education and providing food growing spaces that promote healthy eating in our cities."

Forest Schools Birmingham is a non-profit making community interest company founded in 2004 in response to the increasing demand from schools for quality Outdoor Learning, Forest Schools provision and innovative Schools Grounds Design in an urban environment.

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Linda Bamber, Learning Mentor at Ladypool School said: “The school community will get to see magical transformations daily –bare branches, buds, leaves, blossom, fruits, deliciousness, thank you Trees for Cities.”

People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery, where players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for good causes. As a charity lottery, 50p from every £2 ticket goes to support charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally. Through People’s Postcode Trust, players of People’s Postcode Lottery support local communities across Great Britain so the money raised stays local to players.

To learn about Trees for Cities visit: www.treesforcities.org

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