Duke of Edinburgh Volunteers Plant Tree to Commemorate Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee

We were delighted to receive the news that we had been successful in our bid to win a tree to plant in our grounds from the Queen’s Green Canopy campaign. This was set up to commemorate the late Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee earlier this year and is sponsored by outdoor clothing brand Craghoppers.

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In addition to being a UK wide tree planting initiative, the Queen’s Garden Canopy campaign also aims to create training programmes for unemployed young people by putting them through Capel Manor College, a specialist environmental college in Enfield, London.  

The New College Tree was planted by seven volunteers from year 9 and 10 who are currently working hard to complete their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.  Our volunteers spent just under an hour digging the perfect sized hole for the tree and even got the opportunity to wear some of the Craghoppers waterproofs, which were perfect for the job.

After a successful morning of building their leadership skills and working together as a team, Craghoppers also gifted our volunteers some lovely, personalised hoodies to help them remember their special day.  

Well done everyone!

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