PUPILS at Hartford Primary School are appealing for a helping hand or helping hands to make their horticultural hopes a reality.

The school's eco-committee wants to turn a dilapidated nature trail into a green haven for butterflies and bees. Though they have draft sketches of their ideas, they need manpower and a funding boost to put their plans in place.

New Year Queen's honour winner Mike Baker of the Rotary Club of Huntingdon along with a team of Duke of Edinburgh award students spent one Saturday morning last year clearing a section of land, but more work still needs to be done.

Teacher Leigh Gray-Thomas said: "The children want to have a bee garden and butterfly haven for that piece of land. We want to plant plants that bees and butterflies are attracted to.

"We have got paper designs that the children have done. We have also gone up there and looked at the type of plants we need and how we are going to use it. We would welcome any willing helpers.

"I would like to try and organise some saturday mornings or one night after-school to do some digging."

INFORMATION: Anyone who thinks they may be able to help should call Miss Gray-Thomas on 01480 454695.