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Young Leaders Keen to be Green

In celebration of National Tree Week, New Milton Town Council has donated two young trees to the Arnewood School which have been planted in the school grounds by members of the Arnewood School Young Leaders.

The Young Leaders picked up their spades and topped up the planting of the Street Maple and Silver Birch trees.  These trees will also be plotted on the Queen’s Green Canopy map in honour of her late Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

Presenting certificates to the Arnewood Students, Cllr Geoff Blunden, Chairman of the Town Council Amenities Committee said: “I was delighted to join the students from Arnewood School, launching the New Milton plant a tree season 2022/23.  Listening to the young people’s understanding of the importance of tree planting and the environmental benefits was very refreshing.  I’m sure they will remember planting these trees in the years ahead.”

Mr Nigel Pressnell, Headteacher at The Arnewood School said, “I am very grateful to New Milton Town Council who I have always found supportive of the town’s young people, in this instance engaging with students to promote ecological awareness and The Queen’s Canopy. I am proud Arnewood Sixth students were chosen to participate in this poignant project to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration. This year’s  National Tree Week took place from 26 November – 4 December 2022.

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