SCHOOL pupils have been tidying up their area.
Children from Royds Hall High School at Paddock have been helping out on derelict land next to Royds Hall Allotments.
The land has been cleared and improved as part of the Allotments for Health and Wellbeing project run by Kirklees Culture and Leisure Service's Countryside Unit.
A programme of work, drawn up after consultation with the community and plotholders on the allotments, has included clearing the site and building paths to improve access to nearby Middle Wood.
Fencing has been put up to define new tree- planting areas, which will feature hazels and willows and two orchards.
Trees planted by the pupils will be harvested for use in basket weaving and plant supports.
The next phase of the project will see the orchards planted.
The apple and pear orchard will include old Yorkshire varieties.
The second orchard will include plum, damson, cherry, quince and crab apple trees.
The project, which is organised by Paddock Community Forum and paid for by The Big Lottery Fund, is aimed at raising the community's awareness of the dietary benefits and wildlife value of fruit trees and also to encourage physical activity.