Penicuik project is just tree-mendous

Cornbank Primary pupils in Penicuik have helped transform their local woodland
Cornbank Primary pupils in Penicuik have helped transform their local woodland

Pupils from a Penicuik primary school have been branching out from the clasroom.

Children from Cornbank spent two days with the Midlothian Council Ranger Service to transform nearby woodlands into a real community facility.

Led by the eco-committee and pupil council, the whole school planted shrubs as part of the £48,000 project.

Many of the ideas for Cornbank Woodland came from local schools, including Cornbank, and the views of local residents gathered a couple of years ago.

The scheme has seen the woodland thinned out, dangerous trees removed and new paths built. A total of 250 native trees will be planted.

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