CHILDREN from a Barrhead school have been doing their bit to save the planting hundreds of trees.

The primary seven group at Carlibar Primary took part in the Wee Wood project, in partnership with the Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) and East Renfrewshire Council.

This saw the youngsters plant saplings of native species, including oak and aspen, at Carlibar Park.

It will be one of 26 woodlands established by the council as part of a legacy project linked to the COP26 UN climate change conference which was held in Glasgow last year.

Artist and SCAN member Robyn Woolston worked with Carlibar pupils on the tree planting and will also work with the school on future art activities.

The collaboration will help to reduce carbon impact, support ecological diversity and introduce young people to the role of art in unlocking climate action.

Robyn said: “I’m immensely proud to be working towards the realisation of a Wee Wood with the pupils at Carlibar and with East Renfrewshire Council.

“Never has there been a time when collaborative and cross-sector partnerships are more vitally needed than when facing the impacts and realities of climate change.

“By developing and enhancing the ecological fabric of the park, the union enriches not only the diversity of the green space and its flora and fauna but directly improves the lives of the community that surrounds the park, whilst also forming part of SCAN’s commitment to reducing their carbon footprint.

“Forests and woodlands offer holistic, lifelong learning opportunities to those that encounter them and Carlibar Park Wee Wood is no exception.”

Moira Jeffrey, SCAN director, added: “We can’t wait to revisit over the years, to watch our wood grow.”