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Student plants tree for the Queen’s Green Canopy

Year 8 NCW student, Jamie, was honoured to grab the spade and plant a tree to form part of the Queen’s Green Canopy.

Jamie was joined by Deputy Lieutenant, Mrs Penelope Lewis, on Saturday 8 October at Redditch Crematorium where they planted a tree in front of Jamie’s family and friends.

Individuals, groups and communities all over the UK are getting involved in the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative to create a living legacy and lasting tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and so Jamie was very excited to be involved.

He said: “I was already so happy to have won The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee competition and have the chance to go to the Garden Party, but to be gifted a special tree to plant too was brilliant. I wanted to plant the tree in an area where there has been generations of my own family.”

Back in June 2022, Jamie won a competition to design a creative banner to commemorate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and feature on the Worcestershire County Council website. 

To thank Jamie for his hard work and innovative design, he and his family were invited by the Lord-Lieutenant to The Worcestershire Jubilee Garden Party held at Hartlebury Castle.

As a gift from The Lord-Lieutenant, Lt Col Patrick Holcroft and Worcestershire County Council, Jamie also received a tree to plant in Worcestershire for The Queen’s Green Canopy.

Lt Col Patrick Holcroft CVO OBE, The Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire, said, “ I was delighted to be able to present Jamie with a Jubilee tree.  His entry in the Jubilee banner competition really stood out for its brilliant representation of Worcestershire, as well as the celebration of the Jubilee itself. It has been a joy to see so many trees planted around the County over the last year to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee. May I encourage everyone who can, to plant a tree this Autumn and add it to the Queen’s Green Canopy total.”

For more information on The Queen’s Green Canopy, visit www.queensgreencanopy.org

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