Mansfield pupils put down roots at local park

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Pupils from Berry Hill and St Peter’s Primary Schools continued their supporting work with Mansfield District Council on King George V Park, by taking part in a tree-planting event and litter pick.

Over 100 children visited the park to work in small teams to plant their own silver birch tree.

The funding for the trees was secured from the Greenwood Partnership and the schools thanked Nic Wort from Nottinghamshire County Council for his support with this project.

Officers from Mansfield District Council were at the event to offer advice and support about planting trees.

All the children also had the opportunity to work with Jess Gibbs, Mansfield District Council’s neighbourhood warden – picking up litter around the park. They collected lots of litter. Jess also gave a talk to the children about the impact litter has on wildlife and the environment.

This is the third time the two schools have come together to work in partnership with Mansfield District Council, to help with park improvements.

Andy Chambers, parks development officer said: “We are so pleased that the Greenwood Partnership supported the schools with the funding for the silver birch trees. It is important to encourage children to get involved in their local parks and we hope this support will continue.”