Green-fingered students and Council rangers plant an impressive 1300 Trees at Cromer Academy

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November 16th 2021

Students from Cromer Academy’s Eco Club took part in a day of tree planting, creating hedgerows on the school’s field. Alongside the Council’s Countryside Rangers and Climate & Environment team, 1300 trees were planted as part of the 110,000 Trees project.

The students helped to plant a wild native hedge mix of Hawthorn & Blackthorn, Hazel, Dogrose and Dogwood. Cromer Academy have joined in with the 110,000 Trees projects, pro-actively working on the environmental pledges they made as part of their Eco-school award.

Cromer Academy have signed up to be part of the internationally recognised Eco-school Award and are working towards their Green Flag status, focusing on marine conservation, school grounds and waste. We have recently purchased a plastic granulator, which was part funded by the Council, to become a plastic free environment.

Vicki Bumphrey, who led the Eco Club’s tree planting, said:


"We are very grateful to North Norfolk District Council for this venture and our pupils planted the trees with a huge sense of pride.They are thrilled to do more for our community and the tree planting marks a special move forwards for our eco status."

The Council’s 110,000 Trees project is an ambitious pledge announced in 2019, to plant one tree for every resident in North Norfolk.

North Norfolk District Council welcomes all types of volunteers to the project, from individual planters, landowners with land to plant on, or community groups looking to plant in their public spaces – there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.


Clll. Nigel Lloyd, portfolio holder for Environmental Services, Climate Change and Environment said:


“Firstly let me congratulate Cromer Academy for being awarded the Eco School award this year – it’s a marvelous achievement.


Thank you to Cromer Academy for the important work they’ve been doing in teaching the next generations the importance of biodiversity and environmental awareness; every tree in the ground makes a significant difference.


Tree planting not only benefits us as a great outside activity, but it has great benefits for our local environment and natural habitats. Our project is open to everyone in North Norfolk, and we’re happy to help you in your community or to welcome you to our tree plantings.”

On Saturday 27 November, you can collect a tree of your very own at Holt Country Park at the Council’s Tree Giveaway. Trees are free, with Spindle, Hazel, Rowan and Crabapple available to collect – there will be opportunities to learn more about the project, how to get involved and how to plant your tree!



Photo and video credit: North Norfolk District Council