All Hail The Tree!

BRW had something extremely exciting happen today… Sherwood Forest have kindly donated an oak tree to our school for the development of our Forest School area!

Sarah, who looks after the nursery at Sherwood Forest, came to plant our oak tree with us. She told us some interesting facts about oak trees and the Major Oak at Sherwood Forest. Did you know… Our oak tree is 10 years old and they can live for 1,000 years?

The Major Oak is around 800 years old, so it needs some supports to help it stand up properly.

The Major Oak - Robin Hood's Hideout | Sherwood Forest, Nott… | Flickr
The Major Oak in Sherwood Forest

Sarah planted a very big hole and the Eco Warriors had to place the oak tree inside it. Carefully, we placed the soil around the roots to ensure it was anchored into the ground. Everyone was given a copper coin and had to place it in the roots and make a wish. A tree blessing charm was then read and a ribbon was tied around the tree as a symbol. We have created a wonderful symbol of hope in our school grounds, which will be a part of our school for many, many years to come.

“May you be blessed with the bursting of the Spirit of Life, replenished in the greening of that Spirit, and strengthened by its passionate flame. Bright Blessings on you my friend, Bright Blessings. ALL HAIL THE TREE!


  1. WOW! It looks like you are going to make a really big tree. I am so exited for when it has finished growing.πŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€πŸ‘:-)

  2. It is so interesting that Oak Trees can live up to 1,000 years!
    Planting trees is such a good way to help the environment, I cannot wait to see the tree grow!

  3. Wow! That tree is amazing and I learnt some great facts. I hope that the tree will live for many years at BRW!

  4. Hi I really enjoyed planting this tree I hope it grows to be ginormaous. It really was loads of fun πŸ’•πŸ™‚πŸ™‚.I love being a eco warrior.
    From Imogen in year six.

  5. When I saw the tree and found out facts about it, I was really impressed!
    It was a fun experience planting the tree with the other eco warriors and I hope it grows and becomes an important memory to BRW.

  6. i love this amazing team work! I am so exited for our community, not just in school but around our city to become more eco friendly. This one tree will really make a difference in our world. We need to fight climate change! BRW STAY STRONG!!!

  7. I cant wait to see this amazing tree grow. also, hearing trees can live up to 1000 years that’s really cool.

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