5 Dec 2018 12:20

Students from Petty Pool Vocational College are helping The Forestry Commission at The Christmas Tree Sales Centre at Delamere Forest to make it ‘A Sustainable Christmas’ this year.

As well as assisting to sort Christmas Trees for customers the students are wrapping and packing hundreds of Baby Christmas Trees to take home as a gift to plant as your very own sustainable Christmas Tree.

Rob Lamb, Event Manager for the Forestry Commission said “We’ve built a great relationship with the staff and students at Petty Pool and we really appreciate the help they give us preparing for Christmas. The students do an amazing job wrapping and labelling the tree saplings that children receive when visiting Santa’s grotto and helping us get the trees ready for sale at our Christmas Tree Sales Centre at Delamere Forest. We couldn’t do it without them and love working with the students at this time of year”

Linda Walker, Work Based Learning Manager at Petty Pool, said “At Petty Pool we are really grateful for our partnership with the Forestry Commission. Volunteering is an important part of curriculum, and our students work so hard as a team to ensure that everything is set up and ready for visitors to the forest. They absolutely love getting out in the fresh air and play an essential part in helping the Forestry Commission to prepare for Christmas.”

#DelamereForest Christmas Tree Sales Centre is open daily from Saturday 24th November to Sunday 16th December selling high quality, sustainably-grown British Christmas trees. With every Christmas tree, you will receive a free sapling which has been prepared by students at Petty Pool! It's part of their mark to celebrate Christmas sustainably.

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