Pupils from Lawefield Primary School in Wakefield have been busy planting trees to help improve their school grounds as part of a People’s Postcode Trust programme! The planting is the first stage in their aim to create a new wildlife garden for the school in a corner of their playing fields. The wildlife area will be used by the pupils to study the environment and nature first hand whilst also increasing the biodiversity at the school.
The school worked with one of Groundwork’s very own landscape architects to develop plans for the wildlife area which will include a pond, a wooded area and insect hotels.
The tree planting involved pupils from years 2, 3, 4 and 5, who all enjoyed getting stuck in, digging holes and carefully planting their new trees! They were supported by staff from Greens Power of Wakefield who gave up their time to come and help and have also kindly donated some money to help develop the site.
A variety of native trees were planted including Hazel, Dogwood, Oak and Birch. The children will now be able to watch their trees grow over the coming years and see the area mature into a small woodland that can be a great resource for the school in the future.