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Inverness primary pupils prepare to plant trees

By Val Sweeney

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Councillor Trish Robertson.
Councillor Trish Robertson.

PRIMARY one pupils at Balloch Primary in Inverness are preparing to don their wellies, wrap up warm and work hard to plant 33 trees tomorrow in the playing fields next to the school and local hall.

As result of a sudden surge in climate protests around the world, several primary schools in Inverness will be planting trees with their P1 pupils to raise awareness about making changes.

The event tomorrow at Balloch follows a successful planting session at Croy Primary held earlier this month.

Culloden and Ardersier Councillor Trish Robertson, the vice chairwoman of Highland Council’s environment, development and infrastructure committee has organised the planting project in her area and arranged for the trees to be paid for from the ward budget.

"The first session held at Croy went really well and the P1 pupils planted 11 trees in the school grounds," she said.

"I’m looking forward to joining the pupils at Balloch Primary tomorrow to lend a hand as 33 mixed trees need to be planted – one for each pupil.

"It is great to see the young children really engaging with this project."

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