We’re very excited to announce the launch of our inspiring Plant a Tree, Grow a School project. Read on to find out how you can take part – plant a native tree, help the environment and support self-directed, democratic learning at the West Cork Sudbury School (WCSS).

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WCSS has teamed up with Future Forests nursery. Our mission is to reforest small pockets of native Irish woodland and raise funds for our school. These woodlands will become arks for wildlife, be left to grow for posterity and do all the amazing things that trees and woodlands do.

Be Part of the Future

Forest Canopy

“If what I say resonates with you, it is merely because we are both branches on the same tree.”

W. B. Yeats

We are planting and planning for the future – help us to plant native trees and take part in supporting both our future biodiversity and our growing school.

When you Plant a Tree with West Cork Sudbury School, all you have to do is make a purchase – the School students and staff will plant your tree for you in newly managed areas in West Cork where the landscape was once thick with woodland.

Find out more here.

Plant a Tree

Trees in Sunlight

“When we plant a tree, we plant hope.”

Wangari Maathai

We are passionate about the environment – and planting hope.

Our trees, which are fully donated by Future Forests, will be hand-picked to suit each planting site – all native species, in as diverse a range as possible. These trees will be left to grow for posterity. Your trees will become part of a network of diverse woodlands, and havens for wildlife.

Arks to support all life.

You can plant a tree here.

Grow a School

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“Education is only a ladder to gather fruit from the tree of knowledge, not the fruit itself”

Albert Einstein

We are passionate about education, democracy and self-directed learning.

We are part of a movement towards a very different model of education, where students have an equal part in the democratic running of the school itself and where they decide what, when and how they learn.

As your tree grows, it will enable WCSS to also to grow to its fullest potential, fulfilling the schools green ethic and supporting the environment.

Find out more.


Still got questions? Check out our Plant a Tree, Grow a School FAQs.