Penwortham schoolchildren receive 100 seedling Christmas trees

Posted on - 17th December, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Christmas, Education, Penwortham, Preston News, Schools, South Ribble News, Wildlife and Conservation
Kingsfold Primary School was closed on Friday morning Pic: Google
Kingsfold Primary School. Pic: Google

National Grid has donated 12 mature trees and over 100 seedling Christmas trees to a Penwortham school to mark the end of powerline works in the area.


Kingsfold Primary School received the trees, while the pupils took the seedlings home.

The move was part of an initiative marking the end of the latest phase of refurbishment work on an overhead powerline.

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National Grid donated almost 400 trees to local schools, conservation organisations, a golf course and a hospice.

Headteacher Kellie Tierney said: “The children loved the fact that they could take home their own Christmas tree, and it has certainly added to the levels of excitement about the festive period at the school.

“The trees will be a real legacy, and the children have said they can’t wait to watch their very own Christmas trees grow for years to come.”

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The final phase of work on 191 pylons on the 60km powerline running between Penwortham and Daines substations is scheduled for 2023.

Martin Bretherton, Project Manager for National Grid, said: “The idea behind the seedling Christmas trees is for each child to decide with their families where to plant it and then watch it grow.

“For the larger trees, our main contractor, Babcock, has worked with each organisation to plant them, often in their grounds for local people to enjoy.”

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