DOZENS of green-fingered pupils did their part for the planet this week by planting 75 trees at Andover Golf course.

Pupils from schools across Andover teamed up to take part in an educational day about climate change on Tuesday.

The event was organised by Andover Trees United and in collaboration with the Plant for the Planet Academy – an organisation in Germany aiming to fight the climate crisis by planting trees around the world.

As well as the day’s ‘planting party’, children heard lectures on climate change, shared ideas on how they could help and were eventually appointed as Climate Justice Ambassadors.

Andover Trees United is working with schools in a bid to make environment development a more important part of the curriculum.

The group is training children from various schools in the area, including the 48 in attendance on Tuesday.

Wendy Davis, operations manager at Andover Trees United, said: “We have students training from five schools in Andover: Portway Juniors; Andover Church of England; Appleshaw; Vernham Dean Gillum’s; and Rookwood.”

“Every year we train about 50 kids so there’s several hundred kids who have been through this project.

“It’s the thousands of hours that Andover people have put in that makes this possible.

“I couldn’t do it if I didn’t have the support of the incredible team.”