Diamond jubilee tree for millenium park

SIX pupils from a Nailsea primary school planted an oak tree in Millenium Park, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s ascension to the throne on Monday.

The Golden Valley schoolchildren, from years three to six, who are members of the school council, donned wellies and got stuck in with shovelling mounds of earth around the diamond jubilee tree.

The English oak, which will have a plaque on it to mark the event, completes a circle of trees in the popular town beauty spot.

Assistant town clerk Sue Walker said: “It was a lovely ceremony, with North Somerset Council’s vice-chairman Terry Porter, saying a few words about the Queen.

“And it was nice to see the young people get involved.”

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Golden Valley Primary School head teacher Kevin Lynch said: “There are 16 pupils on the school council so we had to pick names out of a hat but we thought it was a nice parallel as it was a Nailsea Town Council event.

“They had a lovely time and were reluctant to go back to school afterwards.

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“And, because the park is opposite the school, in years to come they will see it growing and when they have children themselves they can say they planted it.”

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