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Schoolchildren hedge bets for the future

PUBLISHED: 14:10 26 November 2008 | UPDATED: 14:49 07 July 2010

Schoolchildren from Dereham Church Infant School and Nursery in Withburga Lane joined forces with the Woodland Trust last week to plant a new native hedgerow in their school grounds.

Schoolchildren from Dereham Church Infant School and Nursery in Withburga Lane joined forces with the Woodland Trust last week to plant a new native hedgerow in their school grounds.

The shrubs are all native broadleaved, which means that with a little luck they will be growing on well into the next century - when the children's grandchildren will be able to inspect their handiwork.

It is part of the Woodland Trust's Tree for All campaign, the largest children's tree-planting mission the UK has ever seen.

Launched in 2004, the five year project will see one million children plant 12 million trees.

It is hoped that through the simple act of planting trees, children will grow up with a respect for the environment.

The Woodland Trust is a woodland conservation charity.

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