YOUNGSTERS at a York school have been busy planting trees and shrubs.

The children, at Headlands Primary School in Haxby, were digging deep to develop a Forest School to make more use of the school grounds for new learning experiences.

The reception classes had already helped plant 60 trees and shrubs to create a new hedge that was sent free from the Woodland Trust as part of their More Trees, More Good campaign. In the pack was an extra gift – a sapling oak from one of the Royal Estates to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

All the children in school were asked to write a persuasive letter stating why they should be the one to help plant the tree. The winners were Holly Lockwood, Eve Clayton and Faye Simpson.