School branches out for an environmentally friendly dig

Parents, children, Street Pride volunteers and council workers banded together to plant some new tre

Parents, children, Street Pride volunteers and council workers banded together to plant some new trees at the All Saints Inter-Church Academy in March. - Credit: Archant

New trees have been planted at All Saints Academy after parents, children, volunteers and council workers banded together to get involved in planting.

They were joined by Councillor Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council’s portfolio holder responsible for the environment.

Officers from the council’s streetscene and parks teams also supported the event and materials were provided by The Landscape Group, FDC’s grounds maintenance contractors.

Cllr Murphy said: “Despite pretty horrible weather there was an excellent turn-out, and it was a great example of volunteers and organisations within the community working together to improve their local environment.”

Rebecca Robinett, FDC’s Street Pride coordinator, said: “The school had previously worked with Street Pride and In Bloom. They wanted to build on this good relationship and were very keen to get the children involved.


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“They’d had some trees donated which they thought would really enhance the school grounds and provide an opportunity for the pupils to learn more about nature and wildlife.

“It was a really successful day. Now we’re planning to do some litterpicks with them and we’re also keen to get other schools and parents involved with similar projects.”

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