Last month volunteers from Student Volunteering Bangor attended Hirael Primary school in Bangor following a request for help to re-plant flowers.
At the school, volunteers worked with children from all ages to plant flowers and paint the wooden pots with vibrant colours. The children helped by digging the holes to plant the flowers and recovering with soil which they enjoyed very much.
Whilst at the school volunteers entered the class room and spoke to the children about trees and asked why trees are important to them. Following this, roughly 50 tree stories were collected on cards with a variety of responses which included- “We need them for ocsigen” and “I once fel out of a tree”
Funding for the project came from NUS Wales, with this funding the organisers were able to purchase all the equipment needed which included; plant pots, soil, paint and plants. Without this funding the project would not have been able to be completed and both the school and volunteers are very grateful for this contribution.
The Students’ Union works in collaboration with The University of Makerere in Uganda to promote greener environments. Volunteers can be seen holding cards that show #GoGreenMAK to highlight this work.