02 NOV 2018

Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy boosted by trees from Local MP and Primary School

As part of his visit to Whitton Community Primary School, Dr Dan Poulter has donated 5 trees to the school as part of the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy project (QCC).

To date, some 50,000 trees have already been distributed to form part of the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy, a network of global forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty's lifetime of service to the Commonwealth. The trees have been given out as part of a partnership between the Woodland Trust, Sainsburys and ITV.

Dr Dan chose to donate his trees to Whitton Community Primary School as they embark on a series of exciting projects, looking to grow and transform the school. The pack of trees contained 5 UK-sourced and grown native broadleaf trees – 2 Silver Birch, 2 Rowan and 1 Hazel.

Speaking about the initiative Dr Dan said "I am delighted to support the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy initiative, which recognises the lifetime of service given by Her Majesty to the Commonwealth, but also the importance of the conserving the UK's woodlands and trees for future generations."

"Pupils at Whitton Community Primary School already enjoy outdoor forest learning sessions and with their new building work underway, what better way is there for the children to get involved and leave their lasting legacy at the school? I know that the children will very much enjoy planting the trees, watching them grow and knowing that they form part of the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy legacy project."

Whitton Primary's Head Teacher, Mr Stephen Capper said "We are delighted to receive the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy Trees from Dr Poulter, MP when he visited the school on Friday. Our children are very concerned about environmental issues, especially pollution and plastics. It is so important for our children to develop and understand the natural world, so they very much appreciated such a special gift that will keep on growing."

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