A FLINTSHIRE primary school planted trees at a local business as part of the Big Dee Day events.

Ysgol Gwynedd, in Flint, visited Russell Bio Solutions - a pest control and biotechnology company - at its base on Flint Industrial Estate.

The visit formed part of Big Dee Day, one of the biggest community and conservation based events in North Wales and North West England and has been a well-established, annual event since 2007.

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And pupils from the school called in on the business to help its staff plant vital fruit trees trees in the battle against climate change.

As well as getting stuck in with planting the trees, the pupils - a mixture of year 5 and 6, also have also had a talk on one of the products the business processes called 'recharge' - a natural fertilizer, and how this product will help the fruit trees to grow.

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Dewi Wyn Hughes, headteacher of Ysgol Gwynedd, said: "It was a fantastic day for the children, they all absolutely loved the chance to get out and plant trees and do their bit for the community.

"We're hopeful the pupils will be able to go back down there in the future and help out some more - they're all really keen to do some more volunteering."