We’re thrilled that one of our Primary Schools, Charnwood Primary Academy, has been gifted a celebration tree from the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC). This special tree was presented on 12th October 2021, where staff, pupils and guests gathered for its planting to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

Charnwood Primary Academy is one of 70 schools across England and Scotland to be granted a Jubilee tree by the QGC, one for each year that The Queen has served.

Special guests that attended the planting included, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson, Mayor of Lichfield, Councillor Robert Yardley, Sherriff of Lichfield, Mr Peter Hitchman, High Sherriff of Staffordshire, Mr James Friend and Chairman of Lichfield District Council, Mr Barry Gwilt.

Mr Friend said: “It is an honour to be this year’s High Sherriff of Staffordshire and it is a pleasure to be involved in the early stages of the QGC Jubilee Tree Planting.

“The Lord-Lieutenant has begun the scheme by planting trees in two cities of Staffordshire, Lichfield and Stoke-on-Trent. Today the tree is a Field Maple (Acer Campestre), a particularly lovely native tree, which will turn colour and look beautiful for years to come.”

The local dignitaries were joined by Charnwood Primary Academy’s Eco-Council, who have been elected by their peers from classes between Year 1 and Year 6, and the Principal of Charnwood Primary Academy, Katie Stanley. Several of the school’s pupils read out a poem to commemorate the important event.

Planting Trees