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St Benedictís pupils go back to their roots
Tuesday 19th April, 2011

St Benedictís pupils go back to their roots
Wigan Councilís Borough-in-Bloom co-ordinator Damian Jenkinson helps children from St Benedictís Primary School, Hindley, plant their new trees.

Spring has sprung and new life is blossoming all over our borough.

And St Benedictís Primary School, Hindley, is no exception. Recently, the primary school grounds were given a green makeover after the team at JA Jones Tree Nursery dug deep and donated four native Ash trees.

The nursery has supplied 24 trees to schools in Ince and Hindley.
Nick Burdekin and Damian Jenkinson of Wigan Council planted the trees on behalf of the school and talked to pupils about how green planting can benefit the environment.

Nick says: ďPlanting trees is very important for our habitat and bio-diversity and I would like to thank JA Jones Tree Nursery for very kindly donating the trees to Wigan Borough.Ē

He adds, ďOver the past few years we have planted tens of thousands of trees. During 2012 we hope to plant many more to support the Olympic Gamesí aim to improve the environment.Ē

St. Benedictís are one of four schools working with Wigan Councilís Neighbourhood Teams to encourage pupils to take an interest in their environment and to visit the open spaces in Amberswood, part of the boroughís Greenheart Country Park.

Itís the perfect spot to escape the traffic with several different habitats that both pupils and parents can enjoy. Enjoying the outdoors and open spaces is a great way to support a healthy lifestyle.

St Benedictís headteacher Janice Taberner said: ďThe pupils have enjoyed taking part in the Amberswood project and this will hopefully encourage our pupils to visit the site again and enjoy the healthy benefits this will give them.Ē

To find out more about Amberswood and Wiganís Greenheart go to: www.visitgreenheart.com

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