STUDENTS from South Bromsgrove High School planted out a new orchard to do their bit to combat climate change, writes Shivani Chaudhari.
More than 20 pupils from years nine, ten and 11, put in the new trees in the school grounds last Monday and Tuesday.
It was part of a project called ‘Link 8’ where cutting down the trees around Kiteless Footpath, also known as ‘Pig Alley’, had become necessary.
For every tree removed three more were planted through the ‘National Productivity Investment Fund’ campaign.
The project was supported by deputy headteacher James Siddle and staff members Karen Halfpenny and Jan Lines.
It was led by Phil Goddard from Worcestershire County Council and contractors Matt Hawkins and Matt Ward from BG Churchill.
Mr Siddle said the experience was invaluable and the students enjoyed doing something completely different to normal timetabled lessons.
The students created an orchard of 36 local apple trees and four plum trees next to the school garden.
They then planted nine maple, three walnut and three genko trees around the building.