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The oldest tree in school…

Today, nurture group were tasked with finding the oldest tree in the school grounds. A tree expands by roughly 2 cm a year, so we worked out that if we measured all around the tree trunk and divided the measurement by 2, we could work out the age of the tree. We used tape measures to practise our measuring skills learnt in class this week. Some times we needed two tapes to get all the way around! To our amazement, we found out the oldest tree was roughly 152 years old! Some of the children wondered which was older; their teacher or the tree?

 

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