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Plant a Tree (or three) for the Jubilee!

By Stuart Mansell, CEO, OWN Trust

In the last few months, all three OWN Trust schools have taken part in the Queen's Green Canopy project to 'Plant a Tree for the Jubilee'. The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree -planting initiative to mark Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. People across the United Kingdom are invited to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’ to enhance our environment. You can find out more by visiting The Queen’s Green Canopy.

Woodston Primary School had been nominated as the chosen school for Peterborough and the initial planting ceremony took place in the autumn term. As this was an official ceremony, it was attended by the Deputy Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Andrew Riddington, and the Mayor of Peterborough, Councillor Stephen Lane.

The OWN Trust Leadership Group then decided that instead of just one school taking part from the Trust, it would be fantastic if all of its schools took part in this important and beneficial initiative.

Both Nene Valley Primary School and Orton Wistow Primary School were provided with trees by the OWN Trust, and these were planted at the start of the Spring term.

All three schools will be added to the Queen's Green Canopy Map & Education Hub. It is great for the children of OWN Trust to feel part of the wider community of the United Kingdom and to know that they are taking part in an historic national event.

Orton Wistow Primary School

Woodston Primary School

Nene Valley Primary School