Eco conscious children at Delamere CofE Academy have been planting trees at St Peter’s Church in honour of the Queen’s Jubilee.
The trees, which are varieties of apple, cherry and damson, are from Delamere Nurseries and have been donated by Forestry England.
Children from the school’s Eco Club and Year 6 Wellbeing Officers were invited to plant them at the Delamere church by Rev Angela Askwith.
They form part of her bigger plan to ‘rewild’ the church grounds.
She said: “We are the only church in Cheshire with the Queen as patron, which is quite a privilege, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than for the children to join us for the tree planting.
“They are also a fantastic addition to our rewilding work using locally sourced plants and environmentally friendly grass that bugs and bees like.
“We’re making right of the things we’ve done wrong to spoil gods earth and to create a haven for animals, including our rare bats and moths which have not been spotted anywhere else.
“My passion is to one day have trees planted rather than headstones so that our grounds can truly be a place for nature.”
The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
Headteacher at Delamere Academy Julie Clayton said: “Our children care deeply about the environment and they took great pleasure in planting trees that will be home to many creatures for years to come.”
Rev Angela Askwith, Ben Dent recreation Ranger for Forestry England, church volunteers and staff and children from Delamere Academy all dug in for the tree planting.