Local Schools help Barratt London plant trees for the Jubilee

In honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Barratt London has planted 982 trees across its developments in the Capital, including 241 trees at its Hayes Village development on Nestles Avenue in Hayes. The trees were recently planted with the help of pupils from Featherstone Primary and Nursery School, and Minet Infant and Nursery School, as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) which aims to benefit future generations by enhancing and protecting our environment.
The children were on hand to assist with the tree planting for the QGC, which is a project to commemorate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service. The campaign was kickstarted by the Queen and The Prince of Wales over a year ago in March 2021, when the first Jubilee tree was planted in the grounds of Windsor Castle. Since then, a range of individuals and community groups have all been encouraged to “Plant a tree for the Jubilee” which can be logged on the QGC online map where it is publicly available to view.
Nigel Thomas, Year 4 Leader at Featherstone Primary and Nursery School, commented: “We’re always trying to find different ways to educate our pupils about their environmental impact, the tree planting ceremony has supplied a tangible experience on the benefits of tree planting for future generations. We have brought children across the year group to encourage them to discuss the day with their classmates when they return.”
Sundip Bhambra, Year Group Leader for Year One at Minet Infant and Nursery School, added: “The children were excited to get some time outside in the sunshine to celebrate the Jubilee, which has been a subject we’re learning about in the classroom. It was lovely to be involved in The Queen’s Green Canopy which has benefitted so many areas across the UK.”
To commemorate the 241 trees which were planted at Hayes Village, Barratt London has placed a plaque next to one of the newly planted trees, highlighting to passersby the significance of the tree and its link back to the larger campaign.
Ed McCoy, Sales and Marketing Director for Barratt West London, commented: “As well as celebrating HRH and her incredible 70 years on the throne, this campaign is a way for us at Barratt London to highlight our commitment to sustainability. In addition to this campaign, we have also pledged to become the first housebuilder to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, to building net zero carbon homes by 2030, and to purchasing 100% of its operational energy from renewal sources.”
For further information about the Queen’s Green Canopy, please visit https://queensgreencanopy.org/ or you can view the QGC map here https://queensgreencanopy.org/map-education-hub/qgc-map/#/.
Barratt London is building over 1,500 new homes at Hayes Village in Hayes, just over a mile away from Featherstone Primary and Nursery School, and Minet Infants and Nursery School.

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