Glenbarr pupils plant free trees

Pupils, parents, carers and staff planted saplings at the school.

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Pupils, parents, carers and staff at Glenbarr Primary School mucked in to plant 30 free saplings.

The school was given the seedlings as part of a countrywide tree-planting initiative by the Woodland Trust Scotland, supported by Sainsbury’s, IKEA FAMILY, players of the People’s Postcode Lottery and Yorkshire Tea.

Ten hardy volunteers recently planted the trees, including hazel, dog rose and hawthorn, to provide a wildlife corridor to the nature habitat corner of the playground.

Acting head teacher Briony Avery said: ‘We had a wonderful time planting our native trees and it is great to think they will be around to improve the playground for decades to come.

‘Many thanks to our band of planters and to Woodland Trust Scotland for the free trees.’

Woodland Trust Scotland is sending more than 55,000 trees to more than 300 schools and community groups across Scotland.