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420 trees planted at Rubery's Holywell Primary School as part of Queen's Green Canopy

Tristan Harris 31st Mar, 2022 Updated: 31st Mar, 2022

PUPILS from Holywell Primary School in Rubery have been planting out 420 trees for The Queen’s Green Canopy which is part of the Platinum Jubilee.

The trees were free from the Woodland Trust which is trying to plant as many as possible across the UK.

The aim is to cover an area the size of Yorkshire as the trust has worked out that is what is needed to make the UK carbon neutral.

The planting also marks 20 years since the new Holywell School was built on the site to replace the previous ‘Gannow School’ which was there before.

The trees will also be part of the school’s Eco Project and will be linked to Earth Day on April 22.

The woodland will be used for many activities such as monitoring growth and height in maths, looking at plants and habitats in science and fieldwork in geography and at Forest School.

The school will also calculate how much carbon the building produces and how many trees are needed to make the site carbon neutral.

 

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