Wildlife buff Chris Packham praises Norfolk youngsters for planting more than 100 trees

Artist Nicola Marray-Woods led a tree-planting project for Year 4 children at Howard Junior School.

Artist Nicola Marray-Woods led a tree-planting project for Year 4 children at Howard Junior School. Picture: Howard Junior School - Credit: Howard Junior School

Green-fingered youngsters from West Norfolk were praised by wildlife buff Chris Packham for their tree-planting project.

Artist Nicola Marray-Woods led a tree-planting project for Year 4 children at Howard Junior School.

Artist Nicola Marray-Woods led a tree-planting project for Year 4 children at Howard Junior School. Picture: Howard Junior School - Credit: Howard Junior School

Nearly 60 children from Year 4 at Howard Junior School, in King's Lynn, planted 105 native British trees on their school field.

They worked with artist and school grounds professional Nicola Marray-Woods to plant the free trees they had received from the Woodland Trust.

Ms Marray-Woods said: 'By working as a team we have created a new woodland which will link the school's outdoor classroom with the mature woodland at the back of the field.

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'The children carefully considered all the packs on offer from the Woodland Trust and chose the wildlife option of hazel, oak, hawthorn, rowan, blackthorn and silver birch.


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'It will provide habitats and food for a range of animals in years to come.'

After posting the project on Twitter the school was delighted to receive a retweet and reply from TV naturalist Chris Packham who commented 'top work all!'

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Not to be outdone Year 3 children spent some sunny afternoons making and planting hundreds of seedballs. These tiny spheres of wildflower seed, compost, clay and chilli powder will kick-start a new meadow next to the wood.

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