A local primary school have been planting trees at a golf club as part of a nationwide initiative to reach net zero carbon emissions.

Fladbury First School visited Evesham Golf Club last week to plant 30 trees which will one day grow into a small woods.

The trees were provided by the Woodland Trust as part of a scheme to support the government’s aims to reach net zero by 2050.

A spokesperson of the trust said: “It is fantastic to see the children of Fladbury First School get involved with their community in planting trees.

“The UK is one of the least wooded countries – just 13 per cent of the country is covered by trees compared to the European average of 44 per cent.

“We urgently need to plant more trees to not only fight climate change but to help our wildlife.

“Schools and community groups inspired by the children’s efforts can apply for a free tree pack from the Woodland Trust online.”

The Government has advocated for the planting of 30,000 each year to 2050 to help take woodland cover up to 17 per cent.

While this local project is beneficial for the environment, the golf club also believes it will provide a lasting legacy for the school pupils.

A spokesman of the club said: “Whilst the Golf Club has been established for over a hundred years it has always been mindful of its responsibility to nature and the encouragement of wildlife and very aware of its place in the local community.

“Consequently, it has been an absolute delight to work with the school on this very worthwhile project.

“With help from club members and staff, the children planted thirty saplings which will form a copse that will be an oasis for wildlife and a legacy for pupils from the school to return to and watch grow into a mature woodland area.”