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PICTURES: Planting hope for the planet in Inverness and the Highlands

By Federica Stefani

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PUPILS from across Inverness and the neighbouring area are doing their bit in the fight against climate change – by planting trees as part of a new awareness campaign.

Pupils from Croy Primary School have become the first P1 students involved in the tree-planting scheme which will include a number of other schools, such as Duncan Forbes, Balloch and Ardersier. They planted 11 different tree species – ranging from crab apple to willow – and were given information about each variety. The project’s goals were also highlighted.

Head teacher Marten Kelly said: “Our pupils were very excited about the event and kept on asking questions.

“As a school we are looking to do what we can to save the planet and teach our pupils how to protect the environment.”

Culloden and Ardersier councillor Trish Robertson, who is also vice-chairwoman of the council’s environment, development and infrastructure committee, said: “Children have been instrumental in bringing climate change to the table through the school strikes taking place across the globe.

“I feel we should make a point to show we have listened to their call. It is after all their future that is at stake.”

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