School plants trees to reduce carbon footprint

PUBLISHED: 17:00 17 February 2020

Pupils plant trees at Axbridge First School to help reduce the primarys carbon footprint.Picture: Wessex Learning Trust

Pupils plant trees at Axbridge First School to help reduce the primarys carbon footprint.Picture: Wessex Learning Trust

Wessex Learning Trust

Children have planted several trees at their school to help reduce its carbon footprint.

The eco-team at Axbridge First School.Picture: Wessex Learning TrustThe eco-team at Axbridge First School.Picture: Wessex Learning Trust

Pupils at Axbridge First School, in Moorland Street, planted a small copse of trees in its field this term, which was funded by school's PTA group.

The scheme was driven by the primary's eco-team, which is working to achieve an Eco-School accreditation in Axbridge.

Eco-Schools have taught around 19million children across 67 countries about environmental awareness for the past 25 years.

Pupils have also collected food waste from around school classrooms to compost, and the primary is
now a drop-off point for non-recyclable items, such as baby food pouches and batteries.

A spokesman from Wessex Learning Trust said: "We are proud of how keen all the children have been to get involved and make a difference to their planet."

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