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Queen's jubilee tree planted at St Christopher's

St Christopher's CE Primary in Cowley was one of the first places in the country to receive a new tree in honour of the Queen's 2022 Jubilee celebrations.

The Queen's Green Canopy is a major tree planting campaign which includes all UK cities being given one tree to plant, and children at St Christopher's were excited to be given Oxford's tree for their school grounds. The Oxford tree followed the Queen planting the first tree at Balmoral.

The school hosted Oxford's Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Marjorie Glasgow, the High Sheriff of Oxford, Monawar Hussain, and the Chair of Oxfordshire Council, John Howson, for the ceremony and planting.

'We had some very exciting visitors yesterday to help us plant a tree as part of her Majesty’s green canopy in Oxfordshire. We sang Colours of the Wind led by Mrs Taylor and Reverend Jeff blessed the tree. The sun shone and it was such a lovely event!'

- Pupils from St Christopher's CE Primary, Cowley

All trees planted between now and the end of December 2022 are eligible for donation to the Canopy, and schools across the country are encouraged to get involved and plant trees as part of the campaign.

Find out more at The Queen’s Green Canopy (