Rydal Penrhos launches Queen’s Green Canopy Tree initiative
June 1, 2022

Rydal Penrhos and catering partners Holroyd Howe planted a special green canopy tree to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Excitement is building ahead of what promises to be a memorable weekend celebrating Queen Elizabeth II‘s Platinum Jubilee. This is something that was prevalent across Rydal Penrhos over the final week before the half-term break, with a special picnic and other events taking place to mark the occasion.

Another fine example of this came from Year 2 pupils, senior figures at the school, and Rydal Penrhos’ catering partner Holroyd Howe, who held a ceremony for their Queen’s Green Canopy Tree initiative. Executive Principal Mr John Waszek was among those in attendance, with Mrs Julie Woodthorpe, Prep Eco and Gardening teacher, also on hand alongside Holroyd Howe staff and pupils.

The scheme is headed by Eco Committee leaders Hayden and Isabella, who planted wild pear and crab-apple trees, respectively, near the Memorial Hall situated on the Senior School site.

Many pupils lent their support to this important project, performing important tasks such as digging holes in the ground or watering the fledgling trees, including Sixth Form pupil Osca Clark. Senior Groundsperson Howard Street was also on hand to share his green-fingered expertise with budding horticulturalists.

Rydal Penrhos and Holroyd Howe share a commitment to sustainability that is epitomised by this new scheme, which includes a variety of educational materials designed to illuminate the subject to pupils of all ages.

With a focus on planting sustainably, the Queen’s Green Canopy encourages planting trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the nation, which will benefit future generations.


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