More than 2,000 trees planted in Malta’s school grounds

More than 2,000 trees have been planted in school playgrounds in the latest effort to make Malta greener.

Hundreds of pupils and teachers from across the Maltese Islands got digging as part of a schools project organised by Nature Trust Malta.

The Learning About Forests initiative has soared in popularity since it was launched with 52 schools now signed up to the scheme.

A number of schools were awarded for their efforts to make Malta greener, with St Francis School in Cospicua and St Michael School in Sta Venera receiving two of the top prizes.

Nature Trust said other schools won awards for the projects focusing on the conservation of native forests, instilling love for trees and planting indigenous trees and shrubs.

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