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Planting day at Bentley High Street Primary, Doncaster

November 2016

Bentley High Street Primary was visited by representatives of banking company Close Brothers to help the pupils and staff plant trees in the school grounds. The trees were all native British species such as Oak, Silver Birch and Hazel, all grown in England from collected seed.

Bentley High Street is a primary school for children aged 3 - 11 years and was designated as 'outstanding' by OFSTED in their 2015 inspection. Their forest school was established in 2013 and children whom come along to Bentley High Street are able to develop a life long love and understanding of the natural environment.

Close Brothers have teamed up with Carbon Footprint as part of their Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) programme to plant native broadleaf trees in schools. Close Brothers are sponsoring the planting of 120 trees at the school. This is just a part of a programme that will see them planting more than 500 trees across schools in this region (which is close to their offices in Doncaster) and throughout the UK – demonstrating a commitment to environmental education, reducing carbon emissions and overall impact on the natural world.

The additional benefit of the trees will be to promote biodiversity and provide habitats for wildlife.

John Buckley, founder and MD of Carbon Footprint Ltd said, “Close Brothers have an active environmental management programme. Their schools tree planting programme helps to reduce carbon emissions and shows their support to educating the new generation to be responsible for the environment.”

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