Pupils at a Croydon school donned their wellies and cagoules last week to plant new trees.

As part of National Tree Week, pupils from Woodcote High School helped to plant a copse of 30 trees provided by the Woodland Trust.

They were joined by Croydon's deputy mayor, Graham Bass, who joined in the digging.

The tree planting was part of the Woodland Trust's Tree For All campaign, which aims to have 12million trees planted in five years by one million children.

So far more than 500,000 people, mostly school children, have planted almost three and a half million trees and 9,000 schools across the UK are involved.

Andy Beer, head of campaign development for the trust, said: "Because of modern lifestyles, many children are growing up with little connection with their natural environment. Tree For All is inspiring young people to become future guardians of the natural environment and to encourage people to become more in touch with nature, increasing their understanding and enjoyment of woodland."

- treeforall.org.uk.