North Warwickshire and Bedworth MP Craig Tracey joined staff and students of St Giles Junior School, Exhall to plant trees as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty's lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.
The trees - two silver birch, two rowan and a hazel - were donated to Craig Tracey thanks to a partnership between the Woodland Trust, Sainsbury’s and ITV. The project brings together Her Majesty's deeply held commitment to the Commonwealth and her little-known love of trees.
Craig Tracey MP, one of 508 MPs who took up the tree offer, said:
“Many residents would have seen the documentary, The Queen's Green Planet, following Her Majesty the Queen and this ambitious legacy project which brings together her deeply held commitment to the Commonwealth and her little-known love of trees.
"I was delighted to promote this important project and that St Giles School and their students have taken it to heart. These trees can be enjoyed by generations of pupils to come and will show the importance they have in our eco-system and environment.”
The school’s Head Teacher, Mr Robert Mann thanked Mr Tracey for selecting the school to represent his North Warwickshire and Bedworth consistency, stressing the importance of trees is everyone’s life, Mr Mann said:
“They are crucial for our health through improving air quality, providing a home for wildlife and are so important for our, and the planet’s wellbeing. I know the school community will enjoy watching them flourish, we feel privileged to be part of this wonderful Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative.”
Special care of these trees will be provided by the school’s Forest School staff and students, ensuring that they will be seen and valued by everyone for years to come.