Pupils help plant a greener future

Pupils of Foxhill Primary School have been branching out in their local community by joining Sheffield City Council officers planting five new trees as part of the �25,000 project to regenerate the area.
Pupils of Foxhill Primary School have been branching out in their local community by joining Sheffield City Council officers planting five new trees as part of the �25,000 project to regenerate the area.
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PUPILS from a Sheffield school have been branching out into their local community by helping to plant trees as part of a regeneration project.

Youngsters from Fox Hill Primary helped council officers plant five trees in Wolfe Road park as part of a £25,000 project.

The work has already seen new trees planted, hand rails installed and repairs to steps.

Council regeneration programme director Jan Fitzgerald said: “Sheffield is famous for having four trees for every person in the city and it’s great to see Fox Hill catching up with other areas.

“These trees are just one of many improvements in the area which have been made possible by a partnership between the council, community groups and NHS Sheffield.

“I’m delighted to see that children of Fox Hill Primary School, as well as others in the area, will be able to enjoy better play equipment, as well as the benefits of more trees and improved green spaces.”

Pupil support officer Karen Butler said: “Planting these trees has given the children a real feeling of ownership of their local area. When they are older and the trees are more established, they will feel so proud knowing they planted them.”

She said the children loved doing the work themselves.