Sutton primary school children get digging

7:40am Friday 27th April 2012

By Sophia Sleigh

Primary school pupils have been planting an orchard in their local nature reserve.

Youngsters from Devonshire Primary School planted six apple and pear trees on Tuesday April 24 at Devonshire Avenue Local Nature Reserve.

Officers from Sutton Council’s Biodiversity Team showed them how to plant the trees and taught them about how the trees will grow.

Councillor Graham Tope, executive member for community safety, leisure and libraries at Sutton Council, said: “The pupils from Devonshire Primary School worked very hard to plant these trees, and I’m sure that in years to come they’ll be proud to come back and see the fruits of their labour.

“This is a great asset for the local community, and with more features on the way to make it even more usable, I hope local residents will make the most of it this spring and catch a glimpse of some beautiful natural wildlife.”

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