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Livingston school turn over new leaf to help local woods

Pupils from Inveralmond Community High School in Livingston are helping to regenerate Ladywell Woods.

19 December
Pupils at Inveralmond planting trees with Woodland Trust

The school have teamed up with the Woodland Trust for an exciting project, which aims to revitalise the wooded area near the school.

As part of this initiative, pupils took part in a special tree planting event, which saw staff from the Woodland Trust teach them about the significance of native tree species and their role in sustaining a healthy ecosystem within these woods.

A total of 154 saplings were planted, including species such as elder, holly, rowan and oak. Each tree was carefully positioned in the correct location for optimal growth.

Inveralmond's Principal Teacher of Curriculum for Technologies, Sandy Higgins said: "We are immensely proud of our pupils for their dedication and commitment to this project. 

"Their involvement in the tree planting initiative not only strengthens our school's commitment to environmental sustainability but also instils a sense of ownership towards their local community and woodlands.
"As our saplings mature, they will serve as a lasting testament to our pupils' contributions. We encourage our families to join us in revisiting Ladywell Woods in the years to come, witnessing the thriving trees that our pupils had a hand in nurturing.
"We offer our heartfelt gratitude to the Woodland Trust for their invaluable guidance and support in making this tree planting initiative a resounding success."