The girls in Year 3 from Alderley Edge School for Girls have been planting trees at the newly refurbished Festival Hall in the village to celebrate International Mother Earth Day on Friday, 22nd April.
As part of their class topic on rainforests and taking care of the planet, the pupils have been learning about the many benefits of planting trees. It's no secret that trees help the environment, but the girls were surprised by all the other social and economic benefits that planting trees can provide. Creating attractive surroundings in urban areas gives residents greater pride of place, whilst also improving the air quality and pollution levels in the area.
The girls thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, with pupil Louisa White saying "Today is special, we planted trees and helped the environment".
Tracy Bains, who has coordinated the tree-planting at AESG said, "We are delighted to be a part of such a worthy environmental project and to provide a lasting legacy in the village for generations to come."