Students plant trees to celebrate Queen’s Platinum Jubilee | United Kingdom | News
Chloe Brown, a student at Plantation Primary School in Merseyside, was among young people who helped green Britain to mark the monarch’s 70 years on the throne. Her school will plant more than 600 trees this year, while exploring how to be more sustainable.
The 10-year-old schoolgirl said, “I am very proud to plant a tree for the jubilee because it will last a lifetime. If we don’t have trees, we don’t have anything. Some people treat the environment well but many don’t, which makes me really sad.”
She was joined by seven-year-old Luca Jones, who believes more people need to take care of the planet.
He said: “I felt really proud today to plant a tree. It made me really happy. If we don’t care about our planet, we won’t have one to live on because we are destroying it. More people need to start taking care of our planet.”
The Daily Express Green Britain Needs You campaign is calling on the nation to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee by planting trees in her honour.
More than 15 horse chestnut trees have taken root in the Plantation Primary woodland reserve, and there are plans to open a community vegetable garden this year.
The produce will be placed in their ‘vegetable shack’, along with recipe cards for children and parents to take home, with the aim of encouraging healthier eating.
Clare Jones, Outdoor Supply Coordinator at Plantation Primary School, said: “It is a great honor to have the opportunity to plant trees to celebrate Jubilee as it is now a legacy. alive that all children can look back on as they grow up and go through school.
“It will be something they can talk about later in life.”
The school could soon be among 1,200 others who have signed on to the Let’s Go Zero climate campaign which helps parents, children and teachers reach their goal of being carbon zero by 2030.
Clare, 50, thinks the school’s outdoor spaces have helped children adjust to returning to full-time education after pandemic homeschooling.
She said: “Having this opportunity to access the outside helps rebuild the resilience that has been affected by the closures.
“We decided to join in the tree planting as part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations as we are very active in our outdoor spaces.
“This year so far we have been busy looking at how we can be more sustainable within our school. We collected as many seeds as possible last fall to plant and grow, including more of 15 horse chestnut trees that we have now planted in our woodland reserve.
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