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Oakham School pupils plant trees for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee



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Pupils have been digging in to the celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by planting trees.

With the support of their teachers, Oakham School pupils grabbed their gardening tools and planted trees in locations across the school.

Headteacher, Henry Price, said: “The Queen’s Green Canopy was a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to contribute to the Jubilee celebrations and play their part in supporting the local environment and ecology.

Oakham School pupils planting trees for the Platinum Jubilee
Oakham School pupils planting trees for the Platinum Jubilee

“We were keen to get behind this planting initiative and are looking forward to seeing the trees grow and flourish in the years to come as they celebrate The Queen’s legacy.”

The school is also celebrating 70 years of Her Majesty by looking back on the times she has visited the campus.

The Queen first came to Oakham School in 1967 with the Duke of Edinburgh and was greeted by 3,000 pupils from schools across Rutland.The Oakham School Concert Band played the national anthem, and the Royal Standard was broken at the cricket pavilion’s flag post.

Oakham School pupils planting trees for the Platinum Jubilee
Oakham School pupils planting trees for the Platinum Jubilee

Her Majesty then revisited Oakham School in November 1984, as the school celebrated its quartercentenary.

Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the royal couple spent the morning at the school, where they were given a tour around the Old Hall, the biology wing and Buchanans House. The Queen opened the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and pupils performed a short 15-minute play in her honour. The theatre is still used today for many school performances.

Oakham School pupils planting trees for the Platinum Jubilee
Oakham School pupils planting trees for the Platinum Jubilee


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