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Construction company visits schoolchildren at Marsham Primary School, for tree planting

Pupils from Marsham school were excited when a construction company who were working on the nearby Bure Valley Path project, paid a visit to help them plant trees in the school grounds.

Michael McMillan, Divisional Director of DGP Infrastructure said;

This is the first school visit in our ‘Let’s go planting’ workshops, a programme of tree planting planned for 2022, where we contact local schools close to each project we undertake and invite them to participate. Class teacher, Mrs Pickering loved the idea and was keen for the children to get involved.”

Michael delivered a presentation and talked around what working within the construction industry entails. He expressed the importance of looking after our environment, and how trees play their part.  The children enthusiastically participated in the discussion, sharing their thoughts on staying safe, what is damaging our planet and what we can all do to help.

After the presentation it was on with the hi-vis jackets and mini hard hats and into the school grounds to plant two silver birch trees kindly donated by the company.

Mrs Pickering thanked DGP Infrastructure for the donation saying;

“All of the children thoroughly enjoyed planting the trees, helping dig, lift and plant. We will take good care of them and look forward to them blooming in the spring.”

The day was rounded off  with all children receiving a copy of DGP’s award winning Ty D Sites children’s book. The book encourages children to see construction as an exciting, open and welcoming industry and features a range of characters from diverse backgrounds.

The afternoon was a great success, with a number of children saying they wanted to build when they grow up!