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Northborough School pupils plant trees with the help of PECT

Pupils have helped to plant 180 trees and a variety of wildflowers in a bid to improve their school’s outdoor environment.

Children at Northborough Primary School have also built bird and bat boxes, created natural bird feeders and have started to grow their own food.

The school is part of the Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) Eco Charter, which allows schools to demonstrate steps they have taken to enhance knowledge of sustainability.

Pupils planting trees at Northborough Primary School
Pupils planting trees at Northborough Primary School

Andrea Jackson, deputy headteacher at Northborough School, said: “We are creating nature corridors to enhance biodiversity and attract more wildlife to the site, planting a cathedral of trees for the children to be able to take part in outdoor lessons, a den building area for free play, as well as areas which will be left for nature to thrive in.

“After PECT’s support, we are much better equipped to use the outdoor space in a more focused way. Their input, support and knowledgeable staff have already had a positive impact which we hope to keep building upon.”

Staff have received training in how to use the space to teach about a better environment, and the school has set up a ‘Planet Protector’ group to come up with more ideas.

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