Pupils from Foxwood Academy got stuck into a tree planting event, digging the holes for the trees, positioning the trees into place and planting daffodil bulbs.
It was all part of Broxtowe Borough Council’s involvement with National Tree Week and the borough’s Clean & Green initiative.
The pupils were joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Broxtowe Borough Council, councillor Derek Burnett and Sonia Burnett, and Bramcote Ward councillors, Martin Plackett and Jan Goold.
Two Silver Birches and one Mountain Ash were planted at Bramcote Hills Park by the students, together with 400 daffodil bulbs on the edge of the woodland.
Broxtowe Borough Council has committed to planting 1,000 trees every year for the next five years and is on track to meet its year-one target.
These three trees mark the end of tree planting for 2018 and it was only fitting that they be planted in Broxtowe Borough’s largest park, which has been awarded the Green Flag consecutively for the last 12 years.
James Hutchinson, head teacher of Foxwood Academy, said: “Our students have really enjoyed getting out into the local community and planting.
“They are exceptional young people and they will look forward to the blooms in the spring.
“It is a beautiful park that is very close to our academy and we were very happy to support the event.”