A WINCHESTER school has benefitted from the Woodland Trust Free Trees for Schools and Communities initiative.

The Henry Beaufort secondary school received 400 trees, coppice hedging and hedgerows to plant.

This is a wonderful opportunity for staff and students to leave a lasting legacy for the future generations of the school and wider community to enjoy.

The school has a wide area which it is planting and looking forward to watching the trees grow.

Sue Hearle, headteacher, said: "Our young people are very aware of the impact of climate change. They are undertaking a number of initiatives in school to reduce our carbon footprint. I am very grateful to The Woodland Trust for their generous donation that allows our school community to leave a positive legacy for future student generations."

The school was built in 1971 as the first purpose-built, co-educational, comprehensive school in Winchester, and now serves over 1,000 pupils.