Each class at Drybrook Primary is named after a tree natively found in the Forest of Dean. Beech class is home to our oldest children, years 5 and 6. Beech trees are known for their strength. Strength of character and independence is something we value in Beech, especially as our year 6s prepare to start a new journey, moving to secondary school.
Here are some fun facts about Beech trees:
- There are 13 species of Beech tree and they are native to temperate Europe, Asian and North American!
- A Beech tree has a life span of 150 to 400 years!
- Some species of Beech trees can reach up to 164 feet!
- Beech trees grow nuts which you can eat!
- The flowers on a Beech tree can actually be male and female! The female flowers are carried in pairs, the male flowers are wind-pollinating catkins, produced in spring shortly after the new leaves appear.
Here is a tour of Beech class...