PUPILS at Lairhillock School along with staff and parents were getting their hands dirty last week as they planted trees to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee.
They planted the free trees from the woodland trust to celebrate the Queen’s sixty years on the throne and to improve their local area with woodland cover.
The School received a free tree pack to plant and were then delighted when North Kincardineshire Rural Community Council offered the School trees from the community pack they had received. Members from the COmmunity Council joined pupils as they planted trees last week.
Head teacher of Lairhillock School, Marian Youngston said: “Tree planting is a fun way for us to do something lasting in our local area and links very well to our work in outdoor learning. We hope our trees will make a real difference to everyone who will see them. We would like to thank North Kincardineshire Rural Community Council for helping us to improve our School grounds in this way.”
Andrew Fairbarn of the Woodland Trust said: “We are delighted Lairhillock School is using our free tree scheme to plant more trees in their grounds. Thanks to the support of the players of the People’s postcode lottery and IKEA, communities are transforming their neighbourhoods, growing their own foods and fruit, creating shade and shelter, and providing new homes for wildlife. This autumn we are offering more free trees as part of our Jubilee Woods Project to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee and would love more communities to get involved.”
Over 1,500 registrations were received for community packs this spring and more than 300,000 free trees will be planted across the UK.