Pupils branch out into gardening

Around 20 youngsters from High Green Primary School helped community forester Angus Hunter plant London Plane trees on land off Angram Road, in the suburb.
Around 20 youngsters from High Green Primary School helped community forester Angus Hunter plant London Plane trees on land off Angram Road, in the suburb.
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GREEN-FINGERED schoolchildren dug deep to help plant trees in a Sheffield suburb.

About 20 youngsters from High Green Primary School assisted community forester Angus Hunter to plant the five trees on land off Angram Road.

Sheffield Homes and Sheffield Council decided to plant the new trees in the area after locals tried unsuccessfully to save nearby trees that had been vandalised.

Claire Lane, Sheffield Homes north area manager, said the scheme and others like it had been big success.

She said: “Projects like this are great because they get youngsters thinking about their local environment and estate.

“By getting them involved we are hopefully prompting future generations to think about green issues and how important they will be in years to come.”