STUDENTS from Petty Pool Vocational College are acting as Santa’s elves to launch a green Christmas.

The students are helping The Forestry Commission at The Christmas Tree sales centre at Delamere Forest to make it ‘A Sustainable Christmas’ this year.

As well as helping to sort Christmas trees for customers, the students are wrapping and packing hundreds of baby Christmas trees to take home as a gift to plant as your own sustainable Christmas tree.

Rob Lamb, Forestry Commission event manager said: “We’ve built a great relationship with the staff and students at Petty Pool and really appreciate the help they give us preparing for Christmas.

“The students do an amazing job wrapping and labelling the tree saplings children receive when visiting Santa’s grotto and helping us get the trees ready for sale at our Christmas Tree sales centre.

“We couldn’t do it without them, and love working with the students at this time of year.”

Linda Walker, work-based learning manager at Petty Pool, said: “We are really grateful for our partnership with the Forestry Commission.

“Volunteering is an important part of the curriculum, and our students work so hard as a team to ensure everything is set up and ready for visitors to the forest.

“They absolutely love getting out in the fresh air, and play an essential part in helping the Forestry Commission prepare for Christmas.”

Delamere Forest Christmas Tree sales centre is open daily to Sunday, December 16, selling high quality, sustainably-grown British Christmas trees.

With every Christmas tree you will receive a free sapling prepared by students at Petty Pool.