Trees planted in Lavant to mark diamond jubilee

Lavant Primary School pupils with the Duchess of Richmond who planted a royal oak tree at their school. ''C120606-1
Lavant Primary School pupils with the Duchess of Richmond who planted a royal oak tree at their school. ''C120606-1

THE DUCHESS of Richmond helped children at Lavant Primary School to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by planting a tree in the school grounds.

The English oak tree was donated to the school at West Stoke Road by Millstone Landscapes.

Headteacher Adrian King said: “It was a very special whole school occasion, that brought the whole community together, including the chair of governors and friends of the school.

“Some of the older pupils read some words about our Queen and her reign.”

To mark the Queen’s jubilee, Millstone Landscapes will be donating six lime trees to Lavant Parish Council to plant on the village green. Each tree will represent a decade of the Queen’s reign.

Millstone Landscapes, which is based in West Stoke, has said it realises how important it is to help the local community and hope these trees will be enjoyed by residents for many generations to come.