Pupils take part in tree planting climate initiative

Pupils take part in tree planting climate initiative

18 November 2020

CHILDREN at St Mary’s Primary School, Aughlisnafin, are doing their bit to help the environment.

The children are currently planting trees in the school grounds as part the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fightback campaign.

In an additional move they are also planting trees in their gardens at home.

Under the Big Climate Fightback the Woodland Trust hopes to plant 50 million trees over the next five years.

The Aughlisnafin scheme is being organised by the school’s Eco Committee in conjunction with the Friends of the Fin parents’ support group.

Small sapling trees were given to every child in the school to plant at home.

This was followed by the planting of the trees in the school grounds which will continue this week.

The school principal, Mr Paddy Hardy said: “The whole school community are just happy to help in our own small way to fight climate change.

“Trees are our most powerful weapon to fight climate change.”

The school is grateful to the Woodland Trust who supplied the trees and to Mrs Louise McCann and other members of the parents’ support group.