PUPILS at a South Lakeland primary school have received a variety of saplings from The Woodland Trust to help further improve air quality.

Stramongate School in Kendal was this year chosen as a site for air quality monitoring by South Lakeland District Council. It was after Stramongate was found to have much lower levels of nitrogen dioxide in the air than the government’s target level.

“We have a splendid oasis of green here in the heart of town and these trees will enhance our environment further,” said head teacher Mike Poole. “Planting these additional trees, alongside the many mature trees we already have in the school grounds, may lower the effect of traffic emissions even further, and hopefully provide a larger wildlife corridor than we have already.”