Blessed Trinity eco initiative

Blessed Trinity pupils will plant 150 trees around school as part of an initiative by the Eco-Club.

The trees were donated by I Dig Trees, TCV’s (The Conservation Volunteers) tree planting programme that supports OVO Energy’s Planting Promise, and Bishop of Salford, Bishop John Arnold, planted one of the first on his visit to the school.

“I am honoured to plant one,” said Bishop John. “One of my main priorities in the diocese is to speak about the environment.

“I think young people understand the context of climate change and the urgency of taking measures to care for the common home so I am pleased to come into schools and see the work Eco Clubs especially are doing.”

Eco Club Marketing Director Ana, in Year 11, said: “My job is to spread the news about our school’s Eco-Club and this is probably our biggest project to date, planting 150 trees on our grounds.

“We want to help to make the school as sustainable as possible in every aspect and planting trees is just one aspect of this.

“The nice thing is we are overseeing Year 7s planting the trees so, by the time they are in Year 11, they will have watched them grow.”