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Glossopdale School pupils enjoy tree-mendous event to mark Jubilee

A wet and windy afternoon didn't stop the hardy students at Glossopdale School, who took part in a commemorative tree planting event to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. 

Head teacher Debbie McGloin welcomed a large gathering of excited students and their extended family, teachers and ex-teachers, friends of the school, members of the community, representatives from the local emergency services and the Deputy Mayor of the High Peak, Graham Oakley, and his wife Val, to take part in the event.  

Thirty tree saplings were planted by selected students from Year 7 through to the Sixth Form, to form a copse on the outskirts of the school grounds, creating a lasting legacy for future generations.  

The saplings had been donated to the school by The Woodland Trust, as part of the Queen's Green Canopy initiative, created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

The trees included rowan, silver birch and wild cherry. 

After the trees were planted last Thursday (26 May), everyone headed inside for a welcome respite from the weather for afternoon tea. Guests were treated to music from the School Band whilst they enjoyed the buffet.


Year 7 pupil Sidney Bleiker with Deputy Mayor Graham Oakley and his wife Val


Sixth Form Head Girl Shannon Jarratt with Deputy Mayor Graham Oakley


Head teacher Debbie McGloin 


Everyone enjoying afternoon tea inside school 


Representatives from the local police and fire services were in attendance 

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