Readers urged to follow pupils’ lead

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STUDENTS are setting a good example which they hope Journal readers will follow.

Pupils of St Hugh’s Maths and Computing College have handed their old Christmas cards to Grantham-based Woodland Trust for recycling, a scheme which will see 12,000 trees planted across the country.

A drop bin will be located at TK Maxx, in the Dysart Road Retail Park, until January 31, and pupils are encouraging readers to do their bit.

The trust’s Chris Hickman said: “This is a great way to help protect the environment.”

This is the 14th year the Woodland Trust has run the recycling scheme, which forms part of the organisation’s ‘More Trees, More Good’ campaign.

The ultimate aim of the campaign is to plant 20 million trees every year for the next 50 years.

Mr Hickman said: “We’re a national charity, but it’s really important that people in Grantham are aware of what we do and support our work.

“We’ve built a close relationship with St Hugh’s, from planting trees in the school grounds to recycling Christmas cards.

“I’m sure the pupils are learning how important it is to look after our native trees and woods.”

To find out more about the Woodland Trust’s campaign, visit www.moretrees