Volunteers from Eureka! Science + Discovery teamed up with the young people from Foxfield School and experts from Mersey Forest to plant 200 new trees in the school grounds.

The planting event at Foxfield School was organised by the team from The Mersey Forest in partnership with Eureka! Science + Discovery to support a new accessible woodland area for the students to enjoy.

Michelle Emerson, Marketing Director for Eureka!, said: “When we opened Eureka! Science + Discovery we promised to plant a tree for everyone who attended our launch event. With the search for a suitable local site taking a bit of time, and the planting window being fairly short, we’ve only just managed to get these trees in the ground. But although it’s been a long time coming, we’re delighted that Mersey Forest were able to connect us with this great project at Foxfield School. It’s been worth the wait to ensure the trees will benefit the young people and contribute to the local environment”.

Over 30 young people from the school helped plant the trees alongside the team from Eureka! Science + Discovery under the watchful eye of Dave Armson from Mersey Forest.

These 200 trees are the first phase of a wider woodland plan, which will see an additional 100 trees being added later on to create a wonderful fully accessible woodland experience in the school grounds. Leigh-Anne Stradeski, Chief Executive at Eureka! said “the environment is really important to us at Eureka! Science + Discovery, which is demonstrated by the great turn out of staff volunteering today!”

The trees will be looked after and maintained by the experienced woodland advisors from Mersey Forest who will continue to visit the new woodland area to provide as much support as is required to ensure the trees succeed and bring as much benefit to the students, local wildlife and surrounding area as possible.

All trees planted in Cheshire and Merseyside are helping to grow The Mersey Forest and the larger Northern Forest, which stretches from Liverpool to the Yorkshire coast covering both Eureka! sites in Wirral and Halifax in West Yorkshire.