School tree planting in support of Queen’s Jubilee

An eco-friendly way to start celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee has been launched at a Haverhill primary school.

Pupils from Burton End Primary Academy planted 23 trees on the school grounds as part of the “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee” initiative.

Natalie Riley, eco-lead at the school and early years teacher, said: “This is part of the work of our newly-appointed eco-committee which have been set up to improve our school grounds. It’s so important to plant trees and develop the children’s awareness of their role in our lovely environment. 

“It is a great way to start celebrating a special year and also to create a legacy for future generations of pupils at Burton End.”

They were supported in their planting by the Haverhill tree wardens who donated the crab apple, hornbeam and whitebeam trees.

Angela Wilson, one of the tree wardens, said they were delighted to support the school project and praised the enthusiasm of the pupils.

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which will run until the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.

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