Plant a tree for the Jubilee

Published: 11 October 2021



Castleward Spencer Academy has been chosen as one of 70 schools nationwide to be selected to plant a School Celebration Tree as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year. The initiative is part of a unique, UK-wide tree planting project aimed at creating a lasting legacy in honour of The Queen’s lifetime of service to the Nation.

The School Celebration Tree project is designed to help communicate the significance of giving young people access to nature and trigger a wider engagement with trees across the curriculum.  Each chosen school will be incorporating diverse aspects of the event into their curriculum, and each tree will be recorded as a lasting legacy of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Elizabeth Fothergill, said:

I am delighted that Castleward Spencer Academy will be one of schools in the UK to receive a celebration tree as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy scheme.

Councillor Chris Poulter, Leader of Derby City Council said:

I’m delighted that the new academy in Castleward has been selected as one of only 70 schools across the country to plant a School Celebration Tree. It is a real honour for them and for the city.

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a fantastic idea and as a Council we’ll be supporting it as much as possible in 2022.

A tree-planting ceremony will take place at the school on Thursday 14 October.

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