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College takes part in tree-planting initiative to mark Platinum Jubilee

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  • News date: Apr '22
  • News author: Liam Waite
Students stand behind trees they have planted at Lakes College

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STAFF and students have brightened up the Lakes College campus as part of the celebrations for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
The college is taking part in the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative, which invites people across the UK to plant trees sustainably to celebrate 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s service.
The aim of the project is to ‘create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the nation’.
Trees were planted around the college’s site at Lillyhall by learners on the Level 1 Extended Certificate in Multi-Construction Trades, assisted by construction lecturer David Hill and Shelby Hawkins, business account manager and work placement officer, who has led on the project at Lakes College.

Students plant trees on the Lakes College campus

Shelby said: “We decided that as a college we wanted to get involved with this project; it is a great way of getting both students and staff involved and allowing them to contribute to the legacy, as well as promoting greener lifestyles and keeping up with our college values.
“We planned to plant 60 trees across our campus in areas we felt would be most beneficial as well as promote and maintain the college’s professional standards.”