SCHOOLCHILDREN teamed up with a pair of good causes in a bid to make the city greener.
Year 1 pupils from Penhale Infant School enjoyed a spot of gardening as they planted seven trees donated to Portsmouth by national initiative Trees for Cities.
They were sown by the youngsters at Kingston Park – where community group Fratton Big Local has already pencilled in plans to plant 30 more.
Reflecting on the importance of sustaining a green environment, David Elliott, CEO at Trees for Cities, said: ’Trees are one of the most vital elements of liveable and healthy cities.
‘They help create spaces that promote physical activity, reduce mental illness, and enhance community cohesion and are a connection with nature.’
The donation of seven plants comes in conjunction with Trees for Cities’ partnership with New World Payphones – a drive which ‘plants’ a tree for every rundown UK telephone box it revamps.