Laughton glebe tree planting day for the Queen’s Green Canopy
In late January, pupils, parents and staff from Laughton Community Primary School came together on a sunny winter day to plant trees on land adjacent to Laughton Church. The tree planting, supported by others in the local community, followed a successful ceremony in December where the Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex and the Bishop of Chichester planted the first trees.
The community will plant around 350 trees this winter, on glebe land near Laughton Church, to commemorate The Queen’s reign. The community group leading the project was brought together by the vicar, Revd Geoffrey Smith, just over a year ago when the church decided that it could make the land available for tree planting. The church land has been handed over for public access and is being enjoyed by pupils from the school who helped choose what trees would be planted. The children each put a wish written on a piece of paper next to the roots of the tree they planted. It was a lovely event with all the school children being helped by parents and teachers to plant their Queen’s Green Canopy trees. The pupils will return as part of their forest school sessions as well as being able to visit and watch the trees grow for years to come.