Pupils learn to blossom with tree fostering project

Growing with the great outdoors: Helping pupils from St Bartholomew's Primary School foster trees are (from left) Anthony Helcoop, Rachel Cannon, Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, Coun Elizabeth Sneath, Richard Knock, Natalia Kwarta and Jackie Hutchinson. Photo: MIKE DAVISON SG270611-32MD To order, please ring 01775 765433
Growing with the great outdoors: Helping pupils from St Bartholomew's Primary School foster trees are (from left) Anthony Helcoop, Rachel Cannon, Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, Coun Elizabeth Sneath, Richard Knock, Natalia Kwarta and Jackie Hutchinson. Photo: MIKE DAVISON SG270611-32MD To order, please ring 01775 765433
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YOUNG trees and pupils will grow up together in a new project aiming to get children to appreicate the natural world around them.

Each new starter at St Bartholomew’s Primary School in West Pinchbeck has been given the responsibility of nurturing and looking after their own tree before it is returned to South Holland District Council to plant out in the wider community.

In later years pupils will be able to track down the tree as it blossoms and grows in the wider community.

Council staff hope between 20 and 30 trees a year will be farmed out to schools.

They are now looking for a second school to link up with for September’s intake of school children.