School’s green credentials
Pupils from Our Lady & Saint Swithins Primary School, Liverpool helped to launch Alt Meadows, Liverpool’s newest park.
The pupils were part of a parade with the Mayor of Liverpool and as well as the parade, there was a chance for the children to sow seeds and plant wildflowers, drumming workshops, a host of environmental crafts and face painting.
Work on the park has involved extensive civil engineering work, the diversion of almost 1km of the River Alt, the creation of accessible paths, meadow, wetland and woodland habitat.
More than 2000 trees, nearly 4,000 shrubs and 2,100 wetland plants have been planted.
Liverpool based charity, The Cass Foundation, have led the project in partnership with the Community Forest Trust.
Richard Cass, chairman of The Cass Foundation said: “We’re delighted that after a lot of hard work by a lot of people over the past two years we are formally handing over the new Alt Meadows park to the people of Croxteth.
“There is a direct link between how much fresh air and exercise people get and their health, happiness and life expectancy; we hope the new park will encourage people to enjoy the fresh air, to walk and to cycle.
“By making the area more attractive it will also encourage investment and job creation.”