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32 saplings planted at St Gerardine's Primary in Lossiemouth as part of jubilee celebrations

ST GERARDINE’S eco-committee has planted 32 trees in the school grounds as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.

Lossiemouth pupils planted the saplings with help from their teacher, Eilidh McLeod, who said:  "The children enjoyed planting the trees in our playground to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

“They feel passionate about making our school more environmentally-friendly and making improvements to our school grounds."

Deputy Lieutenant, Joan Cowe, was invited to assist the pupils in the unique planting initiative to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

She said: “I spoke to the pupils about what the Green Canopy project was about and how planting trees helps support our environment, wildlife, as well as creating green spaces for future generations to enjoy.

“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon.”

The children agreed, with Elliott saying “we had fun planting the trees”; Lucy saying “planting trees helps the environment”, and Evie saying “I’m glad that our school will mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with our new trees.”

A number of schools, businesses and community organisations in Moray are joining the nationwide scheme to plant trees as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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