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Posted onPosted on 17th Jan

Primary school pupils from Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy helped plant three trees at Harron Homes’ nearby development, Bilsthorpe Chase.

The trees were the first of more than 1,200 native species that will be established there over the next two to three years.

Three academy youngsters helped Carrier Landscapers and Harron Home’s Bilsthorpe Chase site team to plant the three native oaks on the development’s village green.

Harron Homes site manager Kevin Adlington (left) and Carrier Landscapers sites manager Joe Carnell are pictured with two pupils.

Academy headteacher Samantha Leek said: “It was wonderful to give the pupils an opportunity to get some hands-on experience planting trees.

“Through our curriculum we aim to provide pupils with a wealth of knowledge on the science and history of the planet and its environment.

“Being able to couple their learning with practical experience such as this provides a brilliant opportunity for enhancing their education, and it’s a key part of what we aim. Of course, more importantly, it was a lot of fun, too!”

Claire Gibbins, sales manager for Harron Homes North Midlands, added: “At Harron Homes we know that even small touches of greenery can transform the look and feel of a development.

“Woodland areas and forests are also vital in improving the biodiversity of the areas we build in.

“This planting marks the first step in what is set to be a really great change for the development.

“It was great to see the next generation get involved with nature in this way. The children were a real help on the day, and we hope they will be proud to see the oaks grow and blossom in the coming years.”