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Young gardeners in mass tree-planting at Collier Row school

PUBLISHED: 09:00 22 March 2014

Bobby Boorman plants the first tree with the help of his classmates

Bobby Boorman plants the first tree with the help of his classmates

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Green-fingered youngsters have been getting down and dirty planting trees in their school woodlands.

More than 700 pupils of Clockhouse Primary School in Clockhouse Lane in Collier Row chipped in with parents to plant 300 trees on school grounds to kick start a long-term project to develop outdoor learning.

The all-day event last Thursday was a “lovely opportunity to work with the commnuity,” according to teacher Jo Collard.

“The children had a fabulous time,” she said. “They were all told how to dig the holes and plant the trees with a cane, and of course some of the nursery, reception and Year 1 children will be here long enough to see them grow.”

The trees were donated by the Woodlands Trust and the school has now set up a gardening club to cater for the keen youngsters’ new hobby.

The school is also looking to build an outdoor classroom as part of the project.

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