Children branch out for jubilee

Tree planting at Busy Bees Nursery in Beck Row.
Tree planting at Busy Bees Nursery in Beck Row.
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CHILDREN across the area have been learning how to put down roots as part of an eco-friendly Jubilee project.

The Woodland Trust has launched a project to get six million trees planted to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year – and schools and nurseries in our area are playing their part.

Busy Bees Nursery, in Beck Row, and College Heath Middle Schoo,l in Mildenhall, have been digging deep this month to plant more than 120 trees.

Lorna Barker, from Busy Bees, said its planting on Wednesday made a welcome change for children.

“They can read about all these things in books but you can’t replace actually getting out there and seeing it happen,” she said.

“It was also lovely to see the parents getting involved.”

Busy Bees planted 61 trees on the day – including a Royal Oak from the Sandringham Estate.

College Heath Middle School planted its 60 trees last Wednesday.

Vicky Howe, teacher, said the trees would leave a legacy for the school, which closes in July.

“Great Heath Primary School are coming here in September and the planting means that the school should look nice for years to come,” she said.