Pool Academy staff were delighted to be given a sapling tree after MP George Eustice chose them to be part of a national initiative.
It was given to them as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty's lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.
Five saplings were sent to Mr Eustice MP thanks to a partnership between the Woodland Trust, Sainsbury’s and ITV.In April the television channel aired a documentary called The Queen’s Green Planet. It showed her project to bring together her commitment to the Commonwealth and her love of trees.
Mr Eustice chose four secondary schools in Cornwall, including Pool Academy and Cornwall College, to send trees to.
George Eustice said: “Trees play a vital role in protecting both us and the environment by reducing greenhouse gasses
and absorbing pollutants from the air. In turn, we must do our bit to make sure our woodlands and green spaces continue to flourish. That is why I was glad that children from Pool Academy and schools across the constituency came together to plant these trees and take part in the Queens Commonwealth Canopy Project. I hope that the schools will be able to enjoy the trees that they have planted for years to come.”
Lisette Neesham, Pool Academy’s Vice Principal, said: “We were really pleased to be chosen to receive the donation of a tree.
“We are very proud of the school grounds at Pool Academy and we look forward to planting the tree somewhere special.”
Mr Eustice MP was one of 500 other MPs given trees to plant.