Yesterday, Friday April 8, the whole school community of St Michael’s School, Aldbourne gathered for a very special tree planting ceremony to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. As part of the Queen’s Green Canopy(QGC) initiative children from every year group planted trees to form a small copse at the front of the school.
QGC is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
After the planting of the trees at St Michael’s School, they were blessed by Rev Beth Hutton from the Whitton Benefice. Grace and Mason, the eldest and youngest children in the school unveiled a commemorative plaque. The event ended with a loud ‘three cheers’ for Her Majesty the Queen.
Judith Arkwright, Headteacher of St Michael’s School, said, “It was important for us to share with the children this historic event and we are proud to be able to create a lasting memory for future generations to enjoy.”
The children will continue to learn about the Queen’s reign next term as they explore many aspects of British life during the last 70 years.