A St Albans school has taken part in a green initiative by planting a tree in the hope to inspire young people to protect green spaces in the future.
Margaret Wix Primary School is one of a select few schools chosen from across the country to plant a Queen’s Green Canopy celebration tree.
Students were joined at the official planting ceremony by Daisy Cooper MP for St Albans, Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Robert Voss CBE, councillors, and members of Sustainable Hertfordshire.
Claire Gibbs, headteacher, said the school is honoured to have been selected to plant a tree.
“Our School Parliament were in attendance and helped lead the planting by reading a poem. The tree symbolises our commitment, as a school, to look after the environment and ensure that our children are ambassadors for sustainability.
“We are one of only 69 schools nationally to have been gifted a celebration tree and we are so delighted. A special mention to all our children who behaved so well during this special occasion and thanks to Daisy Cooper, amongst others, who attended the planting.”
You can find out more about the Queen’s Green Canopy here.