How many sixth form students does it take to plant some trees on a Friday afternoon at CHS?

Approximately fifteen students!  Working collaboratively, under the wise guidance of Terry Kerman the site manager, the ADT sixth form team planted over fifty native saplings on the higher slopes next to the astropitch at Crickhowell High School.

A legacy project organised by Mr Pole, the trees were kindly donated to the school and the ADT ground force team were keen to get their green fingers involved, in support of Mr Jones and the Eco Committee.

Very quickly the group split into two teams.

Ashley Lock, invoked his inner Alan Titchmarsh, and calmly guided his year twelve apprentices, installing a mixture of silver birch and fruit trees in the upper banks of the site. Cristian Constantinescu oversaw the operation, as second in command, with a keen eye and a passion for quality control.

Meanwhile, on the lower bank, Jack Cowley, drawing on his years of experience weeding in his parent’s garden, with a resemblance of a more youthful Monty Don, energised his peers. Team B, although illustrating a more chaotic approach to horticulture, managed to successfully complete the directive. Rhodri Townsend triumphantly navigated the wheel barrow and tools back to Mr Kerman’s store all in time for lunch. A job well done!

Oliver Sims,  ADT Teacher