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MP backs Highgate Primary School's bid to transform site into greener space

PUBLISHED: 10:18 24 January 2018

Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West visited Highgate Primary School to mark the planting of 100 hawthorn, hazel and field maple trees. Photo by Lisa Scott photography

Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West visited Highgate Primary School to mark the planting of 100 hawthorn, hazel and field maple trees. Photo by Lisa Scott photography

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Highgate Primary School has received a donation of 100 trees to help transform the site into a greener and healthier space.

Former Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins and Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West visited the school on Friday to start planting the hawthorn, hazel and field maple trees. Materials for planting the trees were donated by Buildbase in Highgate.

“Looking after the environment and improving air quality should be a priority for all of us,” Ms West said.

“I’m incredibly proud of the school’s green council which is made up from elected pupils. They put sustainability at the heart of everything they do, which is an important lesson for the next generation.

“I’m thrilled to be able to help the pupils plant the trees donated by Octopus Energy to form a new hedgerow to help mitigate the effects of air pollution in this highly polluted area.”

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