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25th Jun, 2022

Shirley school plants trees for Queen's Canopy

Sarah Mason 20th Mar, 2022

SCHOOLCHILDREN dug in and planted ten trees for The Queen’s Green Canopy.

The pupils and staff from Light Hall School were joined by the Queen’s Deputy Lieutenant Chris Loughran and Solihull Mayor, Coun Ken Meeson at the Shirley school.

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Mayor of Solihull said: “We have pledged to plant 250,000 trees in ten years so naturally we wanted to support The Queen’s Green Canopy.

“The trees planted at Light Hall School will support and sustain local wildlife and contribute to meeting our net zero carbon aspirations for the borough by 2041. They will also create a lasting legacy for future students.”

Students from Light Hall School’s Eco Council in Shirley worked with the council’s Planting our Future team to plant the trees for The Queen’s Green Canopy.

The Planting our Future team is also working with other schools and colleges in the borough including Merstone, Fordbridge and Dorridge schools, the Triple Crown Centre and Solihull College.

For more on tree planting opportunities email plantingourfuture@solihull.gov.uk

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