Lancashire primary school students take part in Environment Agency initiative by planting trees

by | Feb 29, 2016 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

Students from a primary school in Lancashire spent a day planting trees at Thornley Hall near Chipping, the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times reported.

Year 5 students from Heasandford Primary School in Burnley planted 37 trees and tried their hands at coarse fishing.

The students were supported by staff and volunteers from the Ribble Rivers Trust and the Loud and Hodder Anglers and the initiative is funded by the Environment Agency’s Fisheries Improvement Fund.

Sarah Bolton, agricultural projects officer, said to the Clitheroe Adveritser and Times: “It’s been a real team effort. Without the support of local business and landowners it would be almost impossible to improve the rivers in the catchment and involve people in the process.”

The day was rewarding for the pupils but it also helped in the development of the Ribble Rivers Trust’s environmental education programme, which is being expanded as part of new Heritage Lottery Funded work.

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