Children ‘wild up’ their school grounds in East London with more trees

Children at schools in four London 2012 Olympics ‘host’ boroughs have planted more than 1,000 native trees and shrubs in the last 12 months to improve their grounds for wildlife.

The London Wildlife Trust helped 20 primary schools in Tower Hamlets and neighbouring Hackney, Waltham Forest and Greenwich—and a community group from Bethnal Methodist Church—to ‘wild up’ their grounds.

The youngsters planted field maple, hawthorn, hornbeam, hazel, rowan, wild cherry, dogwood, old man’s beard, honeysuckle and silver birch to provide shelter and food for wildlife.

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