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Queen's Green Canopy

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10th Dec 2021

On a bright, cold December afternoon, students from Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 helped to plant the Queen’s Green Canopy; a tree planting initiative which is being coordinated to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee next year.

The trees, which have been supplied free of charge to groups, organisations and individuals throughout the UK, will enhance the school grounds for future generations of Charters Students and will be a lasting legacy from a truly remarkable monarch.

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Organisations are encouraged to upload images of their trees being planted to the Queen’s Green Canopy map. This interactive webpage is intended to encourage others to take part in the initiative and publicise the environmental importance of the project. Mature trees are able to absorb up to 150kg of CO2 a year and sensible tree-planting in built-up areas can help cool the air by 2 to 8 degrees.

Being part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative complements the school’s focus to help off-set and reduce our carbon footprint. In planting the trees we will have a tangible, visible representation of our commitment, taking all possible steps to reduce our carbon impact.

Our thanks to our Site Team who prepared the ground and trees for planting.

Trees planted: 6 Crab Apple, 6 Field Maple, 6 Hawthorne, 6 Hazel, 6 Mountain Ash

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