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Upton-by-Chester High School

Trees for Learning

A Government initiative delivered through DEFRA, ‘Trees for learning’, was recently given a helping hand from our students.

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) aim to plant 1 million trees with schools and community groups by 2020 and this was supported by students from Year 7 & 8 and the local Community Forest Trust, Mersey Forest.

 

Students and Mersey Forest employees succeeded in planting a total of 130 sapling trees and hedging on our school site. Local Councillor Matt Bryan provided the funding for the project from his local communities fund and was there to inspect the students’ effort.

 

Planting was heavy work in the muddy conditions but our students were given a helping hand in the afternoon by Year 1 pupils from Westlea Primary. The Mersey Forest organisation are creating a growing network of woodlands across Merseyside and North Cheshire to benefit people, wildlife, and the economy.