Hartlepool pupils plant trees for the future

Pupils help plant trees at Central Park.
Pupils help plant trees at Central Park.

Pupils from a Hartlepool primary school have given the town’s environment a big boost by helping to plant hundreds of trees.

The Year 2 pupils from St Bega’s RC Primary School joined other volunteers to plant about 500 saplings at Central Park, on the Headland.

Some 20 different varieties, including beech, birch and sweet chestnut trees, were planted beside a new access road serving the Marine Point housing development.

A similar number of trees were also planted on the site at a community event attended during the Easter holidays.

The Friends of Hartlepool’s Wild Green Spaces group obtained the 1,000 trees after successfully applying to the trust for Conservation Volunteers (TCV) charity.

Volunteers from the group, along with staff and volunteers from Hartlepool Council’s Countryside Team, helped with the planting.