Schools invited to take part in Just One Tree Day
JUST ONE Tree has announced the dates for the fourth iteration of its highly popular JUST ONE Tree Day, which is an international event that brings together hundreds of schools and encourages children to bring in £1 to plant a tree and help reforest the planet.
The day highlights to children and young people how their individual actions can make a difference in the fight against climate change and the biodiversity crises. It is the flagship event of JUST ONE Tree, a British not-for-profit dedicated to removing CO2 from the atmosphere through global reforestation.
A tree is planted for every £1 raised.
JUST ONE Tree Day is open to both primary and secondary schools.
Schools taking part can access free lesson resources that fit in with the national curriculum. As part of their fundraising activities, children learn about photosynthesis, the benefits of trees for both people and wildlife and the vital role they play in reducing the impacts of climate change.
The 2022 dates are:
England, Wales and Northern Ireland: Friday 14 October
Scotland: Friday 30 September
International: Friday 14 October
JUST ONE Tree founder, Amanda Bronkhorst: “JUST ONE Tree Day was born out of my passion to make a difference – not only for my young daughter, but for the future of all children. JUST ONE Tree Day has resulted in over 200,000 trees planted by pupils from over 500 schools and I know that this year the ‘children’s forest’ can grow even bigger.
“School participation is doubly important because not only does it raise funds, the forest planted on their behalf helps compensate for a school’s environmental impact.
“Many children today struggle with climate anxiety, caused by the reality of our climate crisis. But JUST ONE Tree Day tells them that we can all make a difference with a simple action. By taking direct action it spreads hope and positivity. It’s important to involve our young, helping them tackle their worries of today while setting them up for a sustainable lifestyle that aids their future.”
The money raised is used to plant the ‘right trees in the right place’ – supporting reforestation projects in Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nepal and Zambia, including mangroves and kelp forests.
What our schools said:
‘Our JUST ONE Tree Day is always a day that seems to raise spirits as well as money. It has become a part of our Shotley School Annual Calendar and is enjoyable for children and staff. We always display the certificate, and details of carbon dioxide removal from the trees they have planted, and in terms of equivalent weight. i.e. a baby elephant!’ Shotley Community Primary School, Suffolk, UK
‘Everyone was extremely supportive of this wonderful event. As a school we are keen to take part again next year.’ Kingsham Primary School, West Sussex, UK
‘This is one of my favourite charities and we are honoured to take part each year.’ Grimsdell Pre-Prep School, Mill Hill, UK
‘The day was spent dressed like a tree, doing lots of wonderful things inspired by trees, sharing stories about the importance of trees and much more. JUST ONE Tree Day was a complete success!’ Ottery St Mary Primary School, Devon, UK
To take part visit https://www.justonetree.life/just_one_tree_day_registration_2022.html