There will be 420 trees planted at Balliol Lower
School, in Kempston, on Saturday
26th November, from 10am – 2pm
and the Portfolio Holder for Education, Cllr David Sawyer, will be
on-hand along with locals to help to plant them. The Woodland Trust
have donated the trees to the school, who are hosting this
Community Tree Planting event to celebrate The Queen's Diamond
Jubilee, improve their local area and help double native woodland
Cllr David Sawyer, Portfolio Holder for
Education at Bedford Borough Council, said: “Children from Year 4
at Balliol Lower School have worked very hard to help in the
planning and preparation of this project. Dedicated staff at the
school have informed the pupils of the importance of tree planting.
These trees will help attract wildlife and I hope many people will
enjoy them for years to come."
The tree packs provided are part of the
Trust's Jubilee Woods project, which aims to plant 6 million trees
by the end of 2012.
Victoria Hodson from the Woodland Trust,
added: "We are delighted Balliol Lower School are using our free
tree scheme to plant more trees in Kempston. Communities are
transforming their neighbourhoods, growing their own fruits and
food, creating shade and shelter, and providing new homes for
wildlife. Next year, we are offering more free trees as part of our
Jubilee Woods Project to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Diamond
Jubilee, and would love more communities to get involved."
Everyone is welcome
to attend and make this a community project.
If you would like to plant a tree with Balliol
Lower School and help bring benefits to the local community and
wildlife as a result, come prepared - a coat, warm clothes and a
pair of boots or wellies are recommended.