The school and the retirement home join forces to plant a tree for the jubilee


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Chapmanslade CofE Primary School has partnered with a local care home to plant a Jubilee tree as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy – an initiative encouraging the planting of trees to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year and help save the planet at the same time.

A magnolia tree was planted at both the school and the Greenhill Grange residential house in Frome alongside commemorative plaques commemorating the occasion.

The school said the children who planted the trees are members of the school’s eco-council and are always looking for ways to make the school more environmentally friendly.

Chapmanslade CofE Deputy Headmaster Mr Cotrell said: ‘Our school counselors, spanning Years 1 to 6, have decided that they want their goal to be ‘green’ impact this year, therefore involving them in planting trees for the Queen’s Jubilee was a perfect fit.

“It was so lovely to have visitors from Greenhill Grange Residential Home at our school to join us in planting a tree in Chapmanslade. The students then visited the beautiful site of Greenhill Grange to also plant a tree It was heartwarming to see the students interact with the residents, including a resident who went to Chapmanslade School (our younger students found it fascinating).

Ria Rogers, Care Coordinator at Greenhill Grange, added: “We really enjoyed visiting the school and meeting all the counsellors, it was nice to have a variety of ages to meet and chat with the residents and do something special to mark the jubilee. The residents loved visiting the school!

Pictured: Residents of Greenhill Grange and members of the Chapmanslade Primary School Eco-Council next to the tree they planted for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.


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