Neath Port Talbot SCHOOLS received fruit trees from a Cwmtwrch Garden Center to help offset carbon emissions and be used as a learning resource for students.
The project was designed by the Neath Port Talbot Youth Council who partnered with The Old School Nursery to provide the trees.
Just under 100 fruit trees were donated to 31 elementary and secondary schools in the county borough. Students from each school helped plant the trees and will be responsible for monitoring.
Erin Sandison, Youth Mayor of Neath Port Talbot and member of the Youth Council, said: “As a Youth Council, we believe it is really important that everyone plays their part in protecting the environment for young people. future generations. Planting a tree in every school may only make a small difference, but we’re committed to doing our part to offset carbon emissions and provide habitat for wildlife.
“It is also a good opportunity to take the students out of the classroom and discover the importance of nature and the cultivation of seasonal products.
Pupils from Neath Port Talbot schools plant fruit trees on school grounds
Lee Roberts, owner of The Old School Nursery, said, “I think this is a great initiative, which will benefit schools and the local community. I was happy to have been able to support the Youth Council and provide the trees for their project.
The Neath Port Talbot Youth Council is made up of young people between the ages of 11 and 25 who advocate for children’s rights by ensuring they have a say and influence decisions that affect their lives.
Schools in Neath Port Talbot wishing to receive a tree should contact Rachel Davies, Youth and Community Advocate at [email protected]