Vertas helps schools grow a greener future

Submitted by Amelia O'Hanlon | 01/12/2021

As part of National Tree Week, students from Holton St Peter CP School have been planting trees in their school garden with the help of Vertas’ passionate grounds colleagues.

A range of trees were planted free of charge as part of Vertas’ new tree planting initiative. The environmental project aims to support young people address issues of the environment, biodiversity and climate change through tree planting.

Liz Shepherd, Teacher at Holton St Peter CP School comments: “We are always looking to improve our school site and Vertas worked with our garden gang to plant trees for future pupils.

“Pupils are very keen to play an active role in looking after our environment and it was lovely for them to be helped by the wider community. Thank you to Vertas for providing trees, knowledge, and manpower to improve our grounds.”

Shaun Swan, Head of Grounds and Landscaping at Vertas comments, “We know that schools are passionate about teaching the next generations the importance of biodiversity and environmental awareness.

“We want to make the difference with schools and academies to grow outdoor classrooms, create homes for wildlife and fight climate change. Tree planting is a fantastic way for children to protect the planet, all whilst connecting with nature.”

Vertas’ free tree planting initiative is open to schools and academies across Suffolk and Norfolk. Terms and conditions apply. If Vertas can help you in your local community, please contact the Vertas Grounds team via email at

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