Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Children branch out into tree planting
BUDDING gardeners from two Fylde schools have been planting trees so generations of children will be able to enjoy watching them grow.
Children from Hall Park School, Lytham, and Lytham C of E School helped plant two silver birches and a rowan tree in school grounds.
Fylde Council donated the trees and Lytham in Bloom Group gave a helping hand to ensure they were bedded in properly.
The green-themed donation was part of a bid to help improve the children's environment and also to get Lytham ready for the Britain in Bloom competition next year.
Jim Leak from Lytham in Bloom said: "We are happy to support the tree planting and are grateful to the council for donating the trees.
"Both schools have gardening clubs and we work closely with them both throughout the year. We thank them both for their support to the In Bloom initiative."
The Lytham in Bloom group led the area to victory in the North West in Bloom competition in October for the best Coastal Resort category and sealed the nomination for Britain in Bloom, which will be judged next August.
The painting is by Benjamin