Tree cheers for children, ch
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