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The Oratory Partners with Shinfield View Care Home for The Queen's Green Canopy

The Oratory was delighted to partner with Shinfield View Care Home, part of the Berkeley Care Group, on a new community project this week.

The project involved pupils at The Oratory School and residents of Shinfield View Care Home working together to plant 10 beech trees in The Oratory school grounds as part of The Woodland Trust's The Queen’s Green Canopy.

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Everyone across the UK is being invited to plant trees from October 2021, when the tree planting season begins, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022. 

The Queen’s Green Canopy will create a network of individual trees, avenues, copses and whole woodlands in honour of The Queen's service and the legacy she has built. This will then create a green legacy of its own, with every tree planted bringing benefits for people, wildlife and climate, now and for the future.

Laura McSolely, Events & Activities Manager at Shinfield View Care Home, organised the community project and had a target to plant 100 trees. When Laura got in touch with The Oratory, we were delighted to become involved. Laura says "Shinfield View had a great day on Friday with the pupils and staff at The Oratory school. Everyone worked so well together to get the job done and the pupils were especially kind to our Dementia resident Neil, who helped plant the trees as well."

Andy Burnham, Head of Grounds, says "As part of the schools woodland management we actively replenish the trees on site, so it was wonderful to combine this with celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee".

Please click here to find out more about The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC).