Schoolchildren hedge bets for the future

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.


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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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