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70 trees for the Queen's Jubilee at Duncan Forbes Primary in Culloden, Inverness


By Alan Shields


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The P7 leavers at Duncan Forbes Primary have planted a legancy of 70 trees to mark Queens jubilee..Picture Gary Anthony.
The P7 leavers at Duncan Forbes Primary have planted a legancy of 70 trees to mark Queens jubilee..Picture Gary Anthony.

Seventy trees have been planted at a primary school to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee during a long weekend of events.

Pupils at Duncan Forbes Primary in Culloden took part in the planting after having a picnic lunch to salute Her Majesty’s 70 years of service to the United Kingdom.

They were among many taking part in celebration events up and down the length of the country.

Headteacher Wendy Mackay oversaw proceedings last week to commemorate the Queen’s anniversary.

She said: “It was part of the Queen’s Green Canopy to mark the Jubilee. We received over 100 trees to plant, a mixture of oak, apple, plum and sycamore.

“As part of our celebrations last week we asked our P7 pupils to plant 70 in the house group nurseries – where the pictures were taken.

“As they grow and become stronger they will then be replanted around the grounds of the school for pupils to enjoy for years to come.

“As a school we felt it was important to do something environmental and as a legacy for the future pupils of the school.”

She added: “We are passionate about outdoor learning at Duncan Forbes and are fortunate to live in an area where we can enjoy woods to explore just a few minutes’ walk from the school.”


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