Pupils and staff at Wargrave House School and College have begun an ambitious project which will see them plant more than 400 trees to help improve the local environment.
They have just planted the first of 420 saplings at Lyme and Wood Country Park in Haydock and hope to help improve the local air quality, benefit local wildlife and make the area even more attractive for use by the local community in the years ahead.
Staff and students from the Post-16 provision at Wargrave House School and College were joined by Cllr Seve Gomez-Aspron, Deputy Leader of St Helens Council, in planting the very first saplings, which were kindly donated by the Woodland Trust.
Cllr Gomez-Aspron said: “Wargrave House has been part of the community in Newton-le-Willows for almost 50 years, and so it is fantastic to hear about their new plans.
“It was an honour to be invited to help them plant trees at Lyme and Wood Country Park and I look forward to seeing both their plans and the trees grow to fruition in the near future”.
Julliet Doherty, Head of Post-16 Education at Wargrave House, said: “Big thanks go to the Woodland Trust who very kindly donated the saplings, to Cllr Gomez-Aspron for giving his time to support us and importantly to all the staff and students involved in this eco initiative which continues our drive to have a positive and long lasting impact on our local community.”
Now there’s a chance for you to get involved
If you would like to help to not only improve the environment but to also support students to gain meaningful real life work experiences, why not sponsor a tree?
For a suggested donation of just £10 you can leave a lasting legacy to woodlands and wildlife, creating woodland habitats for years to come.