Stagecoach East managing director Andy Campbell (left) delivers trees to staff and pupils at Dersingham Primary School. Picture: Hannah Gentle

Two West Norfolk schools can branch out into the green side of education after a special tree delivery.

As part of its Green Week initiative, bus company Stagecoach delivered an assortment of trees to Dersingham Primary and Nursery School and Holly Meadows in Pott Row.

They were two of the 50 schools in East Anglia that were given Rowan, Cherry and Acer  ornamental trees.

Andy Campbell, managing director for Stagecoach East  said: “The environment is an important consideration for us and Green Week was the perfect opportunity to remind people about our greener, smarter travel and the benefits of using the bus instead of driving everywhere by car.

“It’s been back-breaking work planting all these trees – but it’s also been a great opportunity to meet some of our younger passengers.”

Rebecca Sheppard, from Dersingham Primary School, said:  “We have been encouraging the children to learn all about the environment and especially our woodlands with our forest school lessons.”

Meanwhile, Holly Meadows’ deputy headteacher Amy Harvey said the trees would become part of the curriculum at their school.

She said: “For the children in this rural area, the outside is a key part of their everyday lives.

“We recognise that, for most of them, their lives encompass the rural world and we want to mirror that in their school life.”