Parents, Parish councillors and children planted a tree and joined in collective prayer for the Queen’s Jubilee.

Pupils at Clifton Hampden CE Primary School commemorated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Monday, May 23rd.

To mark the occasion, parents Emma Walker and Emma Thatcher arranged delivery of a Hornbeam tree.

The tree was planted by Chris Neill MBE, Chair of the Parish Council, Matt Greenham of the parent community and Mark Oughtred, Chair of Governors.

School children Finlay Scott and Connie Pipe placed the soil around the tree.

Hannah Brown, Headteacher, said: “Our school vision is based on the parable of the mustard seed and planting the tree was therefore of special significance.”

The children have had a week of celebrations, focusing on the Queen’s courageous acts throughout her reign.


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