Bell’s Brae Primary School

Lerwick Port Authority scaled up its annual tree planting efforts to compensate for the Covid-19 pandemic forcing the suspension of the initiative last year. Around 70 trees and shrubs donated by the authority were planted at Holmsgarth Road in Lerwick by pupils from Bell’s Brae Primary School who are currently involved in a “Living Things” project.

Working with the children directly allowed pupils to see first hand the work and commitment that goes into rewilding. In addition, the project tied in well with the children's school product and provided acted as an enhanced practical educational activity, getting the kids out of the classroom and into the fresh air.