Teign School Tree Planting Day

28th March 2022

On Saturday 19th March 2022, students from Teign School successfully planted 105 saplings in Stover Woodlands on land owned by Kingsteignton-based company, Sibelco, in the first stage of the planned planting of 1016 trees, representing one tree for every student at Teign School. Over 30 students, their families and members of school staff attended the event along with Jamie Heron, Estates Sustainability Officer for Sibelco UK.

The event was organised by Teign School’s ‘Teign is Green’ environmental group, in response to an invitation from Kingsteignton Town Council to plant trees as part of the Council’s wider green strategy to increase tree cover.

Ms Akana, leader of the ‘Teign is Green’ environmental club said, “Planting trees is widely recognised as one of the best ways of reducing carbon dioxide emissions to help in the fight against global warming.  It’s also very do-able, as today’s event proves… This modest start today gives us a glimpse into the future, of these saplings grown into strong healthy trees, and our students here today, responsible citizens, well-equipped with valuable skills and knowledge for their futures.”

Teign is Green members plan to visit the site regularly to check on the welfare of the saplings and the next planting day is planned for November 2022, with subsequent planting then taking place regularly every six months.

For more information on these and other events organised by Teign is Green, please contact Cat Akana on

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