Lasting legacy to jubilee

Pupils from Northfield Primary School, Sam Taylor, Parka Gerrard, Darragh McGivern, Ellie Evans, Demmi Copley and Amy Hall-Jennings planting tress with Mick Guiry.  (h612a247)
Pupils from Northfield Primary School, Sam Taylor, Parka Gerrard, Darragh McGivern, Ellie Evans, Demmi Copley and Amy Hall-Jennings planting tress with Mick Guiry. (h612a247)

FLOWERING cherry trees will create a colourful blossoming avenue for future generations at a school.

Youngsters at Northfield Lane Primary School in South Kirkby planted the trees to create a lasting legacy to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.

Cherry trees and oaks were planted in the grounds of the school on Northfield Lane. Headteacher Liz Bradley said pupils would be responsible for watering and maintaining the trees to preserve them for the future.

Mrs Bradley said: “We took part in Jubilee celebrations over the summer but autumn was the best time to plant the trees. It will create an avenue of colour.”

Sixteen trees took root in the planting by pupils on Tuesday last week.

Mrs Bradley added: “The oak trees will certainly be standing a lot longer than we will so it will be a lasting legacy. Each year group will have responsibility for the trees that have been planted.

“The trees will also enhance the local environment and create a new habitat.”