Tree Planting for the Queen’s Jubilee

Junior School Monday, 08 Aug 2022

Year 5 students have joined Federal Member for Hinkler Mr Keith Pitt to plant trees to commemorate Her Majesty, The Queen’s 70 years of service.

New trees planted outside the Junior School Performing Arts Centre will not only provide shade for students, but a reminder for current and future students of the Queen’s service to the Commonwealth.

Federal Member for Hinker Keith Pitt said that although there wasn’t an official count, it is believed the Queen has planted more than 1600 trees and some of these have been during her visits to Australia.

“These tree-plantings will create a long-lasting legacy to honour the memory of the Queen and her service,” Mr Pitt said.

“I hope these trees will flourish to provide shade for the students here today and future students, and a reminder of The Queen’s service to the Commonwealth."

BCC Principal Mr Paul Thompson said the trees will provide shade, as well as a natural habitat for small wildlife and will aid in educating students about insects, bees, butterflies and other wildlife as the trees mature and grow.

"We have recently expanded our Junior School and built new classrooms, a STEAM room and a performing arts centre and there are no trees in this area of the school,” Mr Thompson said.

“We are also using trees from the Planting Trees for the Queen’s Jubilee program in our new Japanese inspired garden and to surround our new sensory garden and playground.

 BCC is grateful to have received a grant under the Australian Government’s Planting Trees for the Queen’s Jubilee program.

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