One tree per child smashes planting target

May 05 2016

One tree per child smashes planting target

FORTY pupils from Christ Church Primary School in Clifton took part in a tree planting ceremony on the Downs last week in celebration of the One Tree Per Child scheme.

The environmental project was launched in February 2015 with the aim of planting one tree for each of the 36,000 primary school children in Bristol.

Thanks to the efforts of Bristol’s children and their primary schools, as well as environmental partners, community groups and individual volunteers, the project has surpassed the target. In total, more than 39,000 trees have been planted.

It has been implemented in the UK by project Director, Julian Dee, Bristol’s Mayor, the Friends of Avon Gorge and Downs and by primary schools throughout Bristol.