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Brookfields School plants a tree for The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy
Alok Sharma MP (Minister of State for Employment and MP for Reading West) recently presented Brookfields School a rowan tree as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project. Brandon and a number of pupils assisted with the planting of the sapling.
Brandon said “We were absolutely thrilled to have been selected to receive one of the trees which are part of this wonderful international conservation project. Our pupils are looking forward to nurturing the sapling and watching it grow into a tree.”
The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) is a unique network of forest conservation projects which unites the Commonwealth family of nations to save one of the world’s most important natural habitats. Established in the name of Her Majesty The Queen as Head of the Commonwealth, this initiative is committed to raising awareness of the value of established indigenous forests, and saving them for future generations, as well as planting new forest. The trees have been donated thanks to a partnership between the Woodland Trust, Sainsbury’s and ITV, which in April screened a landmark documentary, The Queen’s Green Planet, following The Queen and this ambitious legacy project which brings together her deeply held commitment to the Commonwealth and her little-known love of trees.
At the heart of the film was a conversation between The Queen and Sir David Attenborough filmed in the gardens of Buckingham Palace in summer last year.
In support of the programme, the Woodland Trust, funded by Sainsbury’s, and through the Rt. Hon. Frank Field MP who conceived the QCC, offered a special commemorative pack of trees to every MP in the UK. A further 10,000 packs were given away to ITV viewers.