Liverpool children have helped sow the seeds for a greener future at Kingsley Primary School and Children's Centre by creating a new school woodland.
At a packed planting day supervised by school staff, The Mersey Forest Team, and regional construction firm Casey, pupils and parents joined helped to plant 250 small trees and 26 large trees on a patch of derelict playground.
Once the school woodland has grown, it will be used to host Forest School sessions, which help to teach children practical and interpersonal skills in a woodland environment.
The trees were funded by Big Tree Plant and Woodland Trust as part of The Mersey Forest, and also by ForeStClim. Casey contributed to the project by carrying out landscaping works on site in consultation with the school and The Mersey Forest.
John Murphy, Chair of Governors from Kingsley Primary School, said: "We are looking forward in the near future to being able to offer Forest School as part of the curriculum for early years children at the school as a result of the planting of these trees. Future pupils will be able to benefit from the well-known advantages of Forest School, and from having a woodland habitat on site.
'We are grateful for help from all our supporters and continuing support in kind from Caseys."
Jo Sayers, Community Development Officer at The Mersey Forest, said: "These trees will help to transform this patch of derelict land and turn it into a place of learning and reflection for pupils and staff."