‘Let’s go Planting’ workshop

‘Let’s go Planting’ workshop

DGP recently attended a ‘Let’s go Planting’ workshop at Duxford C of E Community Primary School, within close proximity to our recently completed Imperial War Museum project. A programme of tree planting workshops is planned for 2022, where we contact local schools within the communities in which we work, and present to schoolchildren about working in the construction industry and the importance of looking after our environment, and how trees play their part in this.

Following the presentation, the children had fun putting on the child-sized PPE including hard hats and hi-vis jackets, and then went off to plant three trees within the school grounds.

Finally, the children received a Ty D Sites children’s book to take home with them. The book encourages children to see construction as an exciting, open, and welcoming industry and features a range of characters from diverse backgrounds.

The afternoon was a great success, with pupils commenting “I read my book to my mum and dad” and “I can’t wait to see what our tree will look like. It will give us some shade”.

The class teacher said: “The Year 1 class thoroughly enjoyed planting the trees and watching the presentation given by the team”.