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Trees for Soroptimist Centenary

To celebrate the centenary of Soroptimist International, SI Crosby partnered with Crosby High School to plant trees in the school grounds.

Crosby High School is a special school for pupils aged 11-16.  It began development of a Forest School within its grounds around three years ago. This utilises space and provides an alternative learning experience.

Through engagement with the outside environment pupils learn new skills, and develop personal strategies such as resilience and perseverance. The sessions also make a positive contribution to pupils’ well-being.

Acting Head, Lisa Mohan said, “The trees provided by SI Crosby are a welcome addition to our Forest School. The pupils involved in planting them will watch their development with particular interest.”

As Soroptimist International celebrates its 100-year anniversary in 2021, many clubs all over the world are planting trees. These honour the first-ever Soroptimist project – ‘Save the Redwoods’ – launched by the original Soroptimist club in Alameda County, California.

Tree-planting also recognises that protecting the environment is essential for achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.