A HUNDRED trees have been planted at a primary school thanks to a leading timber door supplier.

XL Joinery, based in Birstall, has teamed up with Carbon Footprint to plant the trees at St Oswald’s CE Primary in Great Horton.

The trees will create a wildlife habitat and increase biodiversity in the school’s grounds.

Tree species planted include oak, cherry, elder and hazel.

Tim Wood, from XL Joinery, said: “Reducing our impact on the environment is an important part of our company ethos, which is why we’re always looking for ways to actively help.

“We hope that the children enjoyed the activity as much as we did, and we look forward to seeing the trees come to life over the upcoming years.”

Shaun Wiseman, assistant headteacher at St Oswald’s, added: “We were delighted when Carbon Footprint informed us XL Joinery would be visiting our school for the tree-planting activity.

“It’s wonderful to see the children become so involved with the initiative.”

Carbon Footprint is an organisation which helps businesses become more sustainable.

Wendy Buckley, from the organisation, said: “It’s great to see XL Joinery take a leading position in reducing and offsetting its carbon emissions.

“By supporting UK school tree planting, the company is also helping to educate the younger generations in environmental responsibility.”