Celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee with tree planting ceremony
Senior School, Nursery and Prep School, Sustainability, Community
We have planted two trees during a ceremonial tree planting event to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Jubilee celebrations this year.
The Ginkgo Biloba (Maidenhair) trees were specially planted for The Queen’s Green Canopy, a unique tree planting initiative inviting people from across the UK to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’. One of our trees was given pride of place in the grounds of our Senior School campus while the other was planted in at our Prep School on the Cranwell House grounds.
Head, Mrs Reynolds, was joined by Richard Hall, Chair of the Governors, for the ceremony to celebrate the tree planting, which also coincides with the environmental focus and sustainability policy which we have at the school. In addition to tree planting, the Queen’s Green Canopy also aims to highlight the educational aspects of trees and the significance of giving young people access to nature and to inspire young people as the future custodians of the UK’s green spaces, forests and woodlands.
Mrs Reynolds said “We are delighted to mark the Queen’s Jubilee with this wonderfully positive initiative that simultaneously highlights the importance of trees and aims to inspire everyone to get involved and really champion the care of our trees, woodlands and green spaces.
“This perfectly fits with our whole-school approach to sustainability and the belief that ‘you are never too small to make a difference’. We believe and teach our girls that it’s everyone’s responsibility to care for the environment and to be proactive about bringing about this change. It starts with our Nursery and Prep School where the children love playing in the wooded areas and benefit massively from spending time outdoors in a beautiful space with plenty of variety of trees.”
The trees at The Royal High School have been added to the UK map on the Queen’s Green Canopy website www.queensgreencanopy.org pinpointing tree planting projects from October 2021-March 2022.