Beacon Academy is taking part in the Queen’s Green Canopy tree planting initiative, created by The Woodland Trust to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee later this week.
A spokesperson for the co-ed secondary school in Crowborough told the Times that students had been very busy over recent weeks.
“Each morning this term before lessons begin, Year 7 students have been planting a combination of rowan, hazel and oak saplings.
“We are delighted to be involved in this national project to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and to create a green legacy for our school community”
“They were delivered to the school following a successful application from Assistant Site Manager and founder of Beacon Academy Horticulture Club, Mr Finnis.”
The trees are being planted in front of the school’s perimeter fence.
Beacon Academy’s Headteacher, Anna Robinson, said: “We are delighted to be involved in this national project to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and in addition with helping to create a green legacy for our school community. The students are thoroughly enjoying taking part in this activity.
“The trees will bring benefits for our local wildlife and environment for many years to come. I would like to thank Mr Finnis for his ongoing work to develop this important area of our enrichment programme for our students.”