Greening for Newham’s Next Generation.
This initiative represents a powerful step towards making the London borough of Newham more resilient, greener, and vibrant. Through this program, these barren lands will be transformed into thriving, sustainable ecosystems.
By planting pocket forests in the local schools, we hope to show to the students the benefits of bringing back biodiversity and trees to increase the long-term climate resiliency of our borough.
Outdoor Classroom Design
The pocket forests are meticulously crafted to seamlessly integrate with the surrounding urban environment, whether at a grand or intimate scale.
Embracing a multitude of advantages, this verdant oasis not only offers a plethora of benefits but also serves as an ideal setting for students to forge meaningful connections and acquire knowledge inspired by the natural world.
“We’re thrilled to be working with SUGi on delivering new biodiverse and much needed green spaces for residents of all ages across Newham. The pilot seeks to make a significant step towards increasing the long-term climate resilience of the borough alongside the immediate learning, community, and overall health benefits of the planting process.”
Jacob Heitland, Director of Climate Action at Newham Council
West Ham Church Primary School.
The area of dense forest will act as a buffer against the busy road that runs alongside the school playing field. Planting as a large hedgerow, the pocket forest will help reduce noise pollution and well as airborne pollution and particulate matter.
The school has been looking for a solution for a while to rewild a disused area of land close to the school nursery. Once the area is cleared, a dense pocket forest will take its place, in keeping with the school’s desire to have a wild self-sustaining area that the children can still interact with.