Tree cheers for chil­dren, ch

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CHIL­DREN teamed up with a bis­cuit company to tackle cli­mate change, writes Lor­can Lovett. Bahlsen hosted its first tree-plant­ing academy in the UK at Short­e­nills En­vi­ron­men­tal Cen­tre in Chal­font St Giles, on Fri­day last week.

More than 50 pupils from But­lers Court School in Bea­cons­field, and Lit­tle King­shill School and Ley Hill Pri­mary School in Che­sham, helped on the day

ther schools from Ayles­bury and Ricks­mansworth also helped plant 125 saplings do­nated by An­dover Trees United and The Earth Restora­tion Ser­vice.

The event was in recog­ni­tion of char­ity Plant-for-the-Planet, which aims to get 100,000 chil­dren across the world in­volved in plant­ing one tril­lion trees over the next five years.

The char­ity was es­tab­lished seven years ago by then nine-year-old Felix Finkbeiner.

Jonathan Duf­fin, sales and mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor for Bahlsen, a Ger­man fam­i­lyrun bis­cuit company, said: “Bahlse has been in­cred­i­bly

O. pired by Felix’s k and has pledged to support Plant-for-the-Planet for the fore­see­able fu­ture.

“The owner of the business, Mr Bahlsen him­self, met Felix in 2012 and made the decision then to throw the weight of the or­gan­i­sa­tion be­hind the cam­paign.”

SPADE­WORK: (Above, left) Nine-year-olds Annabel Byer, from Ley Hill School, and Erin Bald­win, from Lit­tle King­shill School; (right) Sophie Har­ris and Will Gilchrist-Rikken, both 10, from Che­nies School

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