Free trees on offer to schools in the area

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AN ENVIRONMENTAL charity is looking to make schools greener by planting trees in their grounds.

Gosport-based Groundwork Solent wants schools in Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham and Havant to take up its offer of free tree saplings.

The project aims to create outdoor spaces for students to learn about the environment.

So far, Fareham College and Bridgemary Community College, in Gosport, have signed up to the programme.

Tim Cooper, from Groundwork Solent, said: ‘It gives the schools an opportunity to increase the biodiversity in their grounds.

‘It gets young people out of the classroom which gives them a different way of learning.

‘Not everyone benefits from staring at a whiteboard.’