Oaks Plant Trees for the Queen’s Green Canopy

A sign pinned to a wooden fence reading '70 trees will be coming soon as part of The Queen's Green Canopy'
On January 12th, Year 1 and Year 2 worked with Maidstone Borough Council and planted 140 native trees in our local community on Shepway Green as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy.
 
The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
 
Visit www.queensgreencanopy.org to find out more information about this initiative.
 
As part of their Profile for Success at OPA, Year 1 and Year 2 have a focus on action that they can take to contribute positively to our local community. This was a brilliant chance to be a part of history and develop the green spaces in our local area. We were delighted when members of MBC commented on the behaviour and enthusiasm of our pupils as this is something that we are always so proud of at Oaks Primary Academy.
 
Thank you to our parents for making sure the children were dressed warmly as it rained the whole time but that didn’t dampen the smiles of pupils as they worked for an hour on the very muddy field!
 
Make sure you visit the site beside Shepway Youth Centre to see the great team work from today!
A group of students watching two adults talking about what to do
A student walking, smiling, holding a tree branch
The students in a line, posing for a picture behind the plot of land they are working on
Two children smiling for the camera, holding tree branches
A group of students wearing hi-vis jackets, walking across a field
A sign pinned to a wooden fence reading '70 trees will be coming soon as part of The Queen's Green Canopy'
The students in a line, posing for a picture behind the plot of land they are working on
A student walking, smiling, holding a tree branch
A group of students wearing hi-vis jackets, holding hands with their backs to the camera
A child holding a tree branch and smiling