Leeds pupils help to sow the seeds for a brighter community

Pupils at East Ardsley Primary School and councillor Jack Dunn
Pupils at East Ardsley Primary School and councillor Jack Dunn
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Pupils from a south Leeds primary school have showcased their green credentials to develop a nature park.

Youngsters from East Ardsley Primary School have planted over 100 mixed native trees around a park bench as part of the Ardsley and Thorpe Nature Park to revitalise their community.

The project will also see the creation of a community orchard which will offer a selection of locall sourced apples, pears, soft fruits and nut trees.

Leeds City Council’s parks and countryside team are working in partnership with The Conservation Volunteers, Thorpe in Bloom, Ardsley in Bloom and Trees for Cities to revitalise public open spaces through the South Leeds Green Infrastructure Corridor.

Coun Jack Dunn, exective member for the environment, said: “A lot of hard work is currently being undertaken on the creation of Ardsley and Thorpe Nature Park, and it is fantastic that pupils from East Ardsley Primary School were so keen to play a part by planting over 100 trees at the Spring Lane Sidings site.”

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