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Lionheart Academies Trust students unite to plant trees with the British Tree Council

January 07, 2020

The Lionheart Academies Trust is paving the way towards a more sustainable future, helping to educate students on the importance of the ecosystem.

As part of National Tree Week, 30 students aged 5-18 from across the Trust held a tree planting party at Beauchamp College in Leicester.  

The project was part of a bid awarded to Beauchamp College on behalf of Network Rail and the British Tree Council.

Students donned their wellies, rolled up their sleeves and got down to planting 250 hedges.

Dr. Maarten Tas, Beauchamp College Eco-School Lead, said ‘It’s great to see the enthusiasm our students have for the ecosystem!’

He continued, ‘Despite the rainy weather, our students have demonstrated excellent resilience and reciprocity in their efforts today. We’re all very proud of their hard work.’

Fruit trees were also planted on the day by the Trust’s primary school students. Each group picked a fruit they felt most delicious; Brocks Hill chose a pear tree, Hallam Fields took the cox apple tree, Riverside picked a cherry tree and Highcliffe opted for the plum tree.

Year 5 student, Hannah, said ‘I’ve had a really fun time at Beauchamp! I loved planting the fruit tree and learning about the animals that will benefit from the hedges. I’m going to ask my family if we can plant some trees at home!’

Thank you to students from BeauchampCedarsHumphrey PerkinsJudgemeadowMartin HighSir Jonathan NorthBrocks HillHighcliffeHallam Fields and Riverside for your hard work.