Blackpool school children plant oak tree to mark Queen's Platinum Jubilee

When they struggled to find a suitable place to plant an oak tree to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, children at Baines Endowed Primary Academy looked to the church next door.

By Claire Lark
Tuesday, 10th May 2022, 4:55 pm

The school had been given the tree as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy for her Platinum Jubilee and by chance St Paul’s Church was planning an eco-day and so they combined the two occasions.

Watched by parents and friends, children from the school helped to plant the English oak before a blessing with Rev Lesley. They also made a large bug hotel which was aptly named ‘Bugingham Palace’.

Children made ‘bee bombs’ which involved making biodegradable plant pots from newspaper and toilet rolls which were then planted with seeds and seedlings.

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Children from Baines Endowed School planted an oak tree in the grounds of their neighbouring church St Paul's to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Jacqui Cookson, who organised the church's Eco-Mission and is a school governor at Baines, said: “The day depended on many people working together to make it such a success and I hope it will be the first of many similar events.”

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