Tree-planting fun at school

Braeburn Infant School planted trees to celebrate jubilee year. Dell Ranger David Spencer,centre, is pictured with left, Bev Chapman who runs the gardening club and is also a Teaching Assistant at the school with Assistant to the club abnd Teaching Assistant at the school Lyn Burr along with the children who are members of the club and planted the trees. 121023 Picture by Dave Kettlewell.'06/03/2012.
Braeburn Infant School planted trees to celebrate jubilee year. Dell Ranger David Spencer,centre, is pictured with left, Bev Chapman who runs the gardening club and is also a Teaching Assistant at the school with Assistant to the club abnd Teaching Assistant at the school Lyn Burr along with the children who are members of the club and planted the trees. 121023 Picture by Dave Kettlewell.'06/03/2012.

GREEN-FINGERED Scarborough youngsters have been planting trees to create a copse in their school grounds.

The children, who are members of Braeburn Infant and Nursery School gardening club, have joined forces with the Woodland Trust for the project.

It is part of the trust’s “More Trees, More Good” campaign - the largest tree-planting mission the UK has ever seen.

Launched in 2010, the project aims to facilitate the planting of 20 million native trees a year for the next 50 years.

Paul Bunton of the Woodland Trust said: “Even schools with quite small grounds will often be able to accommodate one of our hedge or copse packs.”

Bev Chapman, of gardening club, said: “The children really enjoyed planting the trees. They were excited to think that the trees will grow and one day their grandchildren might be playing under them.”