Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Daniel Baker, helped pupils from Bunscoil Phobal Feirste plant 400 trees in Falls Park.
The event was part of Belfast City Council’s ongoing outreach work to encourage primary schools to get out and explore their local parks and use it as an outdoor classroom.
Staff from Council’s parks team ensue the ‘outdoor classroom’ experience is tailored to what schoolchildren are currently learning about in school and topics include climate change, flood alleviation and biodiversity. The event was focused on planting native trees and learning about preservation.
Speaking at the event, Lord Mayor Councillor Daniel Baker, said:
“Council has given a commitment to plant more trees as part of our plans to address climate change. It’s great to see local children leading by example and paving the way for future generations. Our parks staff deliver a fantastic, hands-on learning experience and it’s a great way for young people to learn about and take ownership of their local environment.”