Pupils plant trees for en­vi­ron­ment

Rossendale Free Press - - Schools -

PUPILS helped to plant their fu­ture by adding 420 saplings in the school grounds and help­ing their school to be­come more en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly.

A team of Year 7 and 8 pupils from Fearns Com­mu­nity Sports Col­lege, Stack­steads, planted the trees around the out­side of the school’s ar­ti­fi­cial pitches.

Link Group Tu­tor Lucy Parker said: “This was a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity and we all had a lot of fun.

“The trees were do­nated to the school by The Wood­lands Trust as part of the Green Tree Schools Award.

“We have also in­creased our re­cy­cling and are cur­rently en­cour­ag­ing our pupils to re­duce CO2 emis­sions.

“We have now been awarded the bronze award for our ef­forts which we are in­cred­i­bly proud about.”

Fearns is now work­ing to­wards ob­tain­ing the sil­ver award, and is ask­ing pupils to take pho­to­graphs of their favourite out­side view in the Val­ley and send them into school.

Mrs Parker said: “We are also look­ing for a wood­lands am­bas­sador, and any pupil that is in­ter­ested should con­tact me.”

Longer term the school hopes to go for gold and to achieve that goal they will need sto­ries, videos, art or au­dio piece about wildlife, woods or the coun­try­side.

Mrs Parker added: “This project is vi­tal for the well­be­ing of our beau­ti­ful coun­try­side and we hope you will join us in our quest.”

Plant­ing trees at Fearns, from left, Al­fie Nightin­gale and Thomas McCann

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