A SCHOOL has marked the Queen’s diamond jubilee year by planting trees, including a Royal Oak sapling grown from an acorn taken from the royal estate.
Children from Kingscourt School’s Kindergarten helped to plant trees donated by the Woodland Trust as part of the Jubilee Woods Project, which aims to plant six million trees across the country.
Kindergarten manager Pam Bowman said: ‘The children have been looking at what happens to trees when the season changes, so this was an excellent chance for them to see how trees begin their lives.’
The trees, all native species including hawthorn, dogwood, holly and hazel, will grow into a young wood in about 10 years time, just as the children will be coming to the end of their time at Kingscourt.
Headteacher Jacky Easton said: ‘We are pleased to be part of this admirable community project and we look forward to watching the saplings grow together with our children.’