6th December 2022

Pupil Leadership – Gardeners

Pupil Leadership – Gardeners

During our weekly Pupil Leadership group time, the gardeners have recently planted several native species of trees around the school grounds (Silver Birch, Rowan and Wild Cherry) from the Woodland Trust, as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy.

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites everyone across the UK to plant trees. Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, and the wishes of His Majesty The King, the initiative created a network of individual trees, avenues, copses and whole woodlands in honour of the Queen’s service and the legacy she has built. This will create a green legacy of its own, with every tree planted bringing benefits for people, wildlife and climate, now and for the future.


In ‘Gardeners’, we have planted trees on the field along the fence. I had to dig a hole, as big as two hands, so the tree could fit in. Ithink it is great that we are planting trees as it will help improve the air quality.

By Annabelle, Year 3


When planting the trees, it was important to protect them. I put a clear plastic covering over them to stop animals from eating it while it grows, while still allowing sunlight to pass through.

By Hrithik, Year 3


Last week, we were also planting aubergine seeds. First, we had to fill the pots with compost and make a little hole where we put the seeds in. Then, we had to put more compost over the top, before we watered
them. I can’t wait to see how the grow over the next few months.

By Sanjna, Year 3