Pupils from Malborough with South Huish Primary School put their gardening skills to good work when they took part in an important tree planting exercise on the grounds of Malborough Village Hall.
Twenty-four children from year four put their spades and trowels to use by planting 28 new tree saplings which had been donated by the award winning south west housebuilder, Baker Estates, who are building a new development in the village.
Malborough Village Hall had approached Baker Estates for help after a number of diseased trees had to be removed from its grounds.
YGS Landscapes were on hand to help the children and explained the importance of planting trees.
Gail Allen, from Malborough Village Hall, said: “On behalf of Malborough Village Hall and Playing Fields Association, I would like to thank Baker Estates for their generosity in providing the trees, as well as YGS Landscapes for educating local children about planting trees. Our thanks also to the pupils and staff from Malborough with South Huish Primary School for undertaking the planting.”
Graham Hutton, Development Director at Baker Estates, said: “We were only too happy to help. The children were very environmentally aware and discussed the importance of trees for our air quality, climate change and ecosystems. It was an education!”
Headteacher at Malborough with South Huish Primary School, Jackie Heath, said: “People coming together for a common cause is all part of what makes a great community. It will be lovely for the children to see the trees they planted growing over the next 20 years.”
Pictured is Maisie, 9, who planted the first sapling tree ably assisting by Graham Hutton from Baker Estates.
Baker Estates has recently started building at its new development at Little Cotton Farm in Dartmouth. Bungalows and houses are available from £459,995, please visit www.bakerestatesltd.co.uk for further details.