Pupils from East Ardsley Primary School have helped take part in the development of a new nature park.
The new Ardsley and Thorpe Nature Park is being developed as part of a Leeds City Council funded plan to revitalise public spaces in South Leeds.
East Ardsley pupils helped out by planting over 100 trees round a park bench to create a sheltered seating area.
Coun Jack Dunn, Leeds City Council’s lead member for the environment, said: “A lot of hard work is currently being undertaken on the creation of Ardsley and Thorpe Nature Park and it is fantastic that pupils from East Ardsley Primary School were so keen to play a part in the project by planting over 100 trees at the Spring Lane Sidings site.
“Also included in the project are plans for a community orchard and new fencing, and I am looking forward to seeing this scheme continue to develop and take shape in the upcoming weeks and months.”
The project is being undertaken by Leeds City Council’s Parks and Countryside team, along with the Conservation Volunteers, Thorpe in Bloom, Ardsley in Bloom and Trees for Cities.
The creation of the nature park is part of the ongoing South Leeds Infastructure Corridoor project, developing green spaces in the area to benefit residents and wildlife.
The next step for the nature park is a community orchard which will offer a selection of locally sourced apples, pears, soft fruits and nut trees, and the installation of fencing at the Spring Lane Sidings site in East Ardsley, which will form a safety zone around two ponds.