Pupils from Fox Wood School have been setting the scene for a greener future on their new campus in Woolston, Warrington.
The pupils took part in a tree-planting day to help create two woodland areas at Woolston Learning Village, which has been developed on the grounds of the former Woolston High School. The site will be shared by Fox Wood School and Green Lane School.
It is envisaged that the woodlands will be used for outdoor lessons as part of a Forest School programme at the school once they mature. Forest School is a child-led learning concept that can help youngsters learn basic practical skills, plus teamwork and emotional intelligence skills within a woodland setting.
It is also anticipated that one of the woodlands will be made fully accessible to pupils with the addition of new footpaths, conditional upon additional fundraising.
The woodland project is being funded by the Big Tree Plant and Woodland Trust and coordinated by The Mersey Forest.
Ms Nicholls, Head Teacher of Fox Wood School, said: "The development of the school woodland ties in perfectly with our move from Birchwood to the Woolston campus, which should be completed during the next academic year.
"The trees set the scene for a new start for Fox Wood and Green Lane, where pupils will be able to spend more time outside and learn about the environment in their own school woodlands."
Jo Sayers, Community Development Officer at The Mersey Forest, said: "We want to make Merseyside and North Cheshire one of the best places in the country to live, and this year we're planting thousands of trees across the region to achieve this vision as part of the Big Tree Plant."