Pupil from Pinehurst Primary School in Liverpool, who are currently taking part in the Young Leaders Award, got involved in an exciting project to transform their local park. They joined with lots of other volunteers to collectively plant 50 birch trees and sow wild flower seeds in Stanley Park, Anfield, on Friday 24th March.
The project was a joint venture between Carillion, who are currently building the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Stanley Park CIC, a social enterprise that was set up in 2016 to create a vibrant space in the park that people feel welcome, safe and happy in.
Stanley Park CIC Community & Park Animation Manager, Rachael O’Byrne said: “It was fantastic to work with Carillion, volunteers and local children to plant so many trees, bringing a new dimension to our beautiful park. This project will also help Pinehurst Primary School children achieve their Archbishop of York Award, which we were thrilled to have been part of.”
Pinehurst Primary School Head teacher, Stephanie Tasker said “The Young Leaders Award allows young people to volunteer in their local community, so planting trees was a perfect opportunity for our children to get involved with. As a school, we visit this park regularly and I think it is very special for our pupils that every time they see the trees and wildflowers they will remember that they have helped create this stunning change to our local park.”
This is just one of many ways these pupils are ‘being the change they want to see’. They have raised money for Save the Children, volunteered to read with Nursery children in their school and taken part in random acts of kindness challenges.
You can follow Pinehurst Primary’s journey through the Young Leaders Award on twitter @PinehurstYLA16