CHILDREN have brought a taste of nature to the M4 by planting 100 trees at a service station.

A team of green-fingered pupils from Battle Primary Academy braved the cold to plant a mixture of trees at Reading East Service Station with the help of the Woodland Trust.

Moto in the Community Trust (MICT) donates money from the sale of carrier bags and has pledged £500,000 over five years to plant trees across the country.

Jonny Rudge, corporate fundraiser at the Woodland Trust, said: “The children did a fantastic job, donning their wellies and getting stuck in planting trees.

"These trees will bring so many positives, bringing nature to the service station, as well as soaking up carbon dioxide.

"As the cars were zooming along the busy motorway it was great knowing that these trees will help create a place for wildlife to thrive."

MITC is also planting a series of special groves across the UK to mark the lives of those who lived and served in the Great War.

Brian Larkin, chairman of MITC said: “We are thrilled to have an ongoing partnership with the Woodland Trust and proud to support them with a variety of projects.

"A huge thank you to the pupils and staff for getting stuck in and planting so many trees at our Reading site.”