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Schoolchildren help wildlife garden take root

Published on 12/12/18

Children from three Norwich schools have helped plant the first trees in a new wildlife garden.

Green-fingered pupils from The Hewett Academy, Lakenham Primary School, and Edith Cavell Academy planted 30 rowan, wild cherry, and beech saplings on a specially chosen area of the Hewett site.

The trees were donated by The Woodland Trust, which helps schools and communities to enjoy the positive impact of trees including reducing air pollution, improving wellbeing, and encouraging wildlife.

The youngsters will check on the trees next summer and carry out an ecological field study so the school can monitor how the area changes as the wildlife garden continues to grow.

Hewett Academy head of sixth form Scott Taylor said: “Trees create inspiring environments, and these students have made a positive change to the school environment that will have a long-term impact on students, staff, and the local wildlife."