Ringland Wood and Wildlife Conservation English Oak
This is one of The Tree Council’s 60 educational tree planting schemes with children that
were inspired by the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Each tree, provided by The Tree
Council, was chosen and planted by volunteers in the community.
An English oak tree was planted in our local primary school on 7th December 2012.
Ringland Primary School was chosen as the most appropriate home for the community’s Jubilee Diamond Tree as it has an excellent eco-project.
It also works closely with the Ringland Wood and Wildlife Conservation Group
to educate children from this Gwent community about the importance of conservation and taking a more active
role in caring for their local environment.
Those taking part in the planting ceremony included the Mayor of Newport, Councillor John Guy, aided by our junior group (The Ringland Rangers) and the Green Team from Newport City Council. Also in attendance were Jessica Morden MP, Councillor Emma Corten and police officers from Always Police Station.
Teachers and pupils from the school donned their wellingtons to watch the tree being planted.
Our Queen’s Tree
In a Welsh City,
In a school up on a hill,
The children there are waiting for
The arrival of something new.
As excitement grows in the air,
It’s not Santa they hope to see,
But an extra special gift this year,
From the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee.
This gift it is an Oak Tree
So mighty, tall and strong,
To grow beside these children
And all the children in years to come.
Photographs - top to bottom:
- 1. Councillor John Guy, Mayor of Newport, puts his back into planting the Diamond Jubilee tree.
- 2. Headteacher Lisa Bowden, Ringland Ranger Lauren Janssen, Councillor John Guy and Virginia Brown, Chair of the junior group, the Ringland Rangers.
- 3. Emma Corten, Ward Councillor for Ringland, helps to make sure the tree has plenty of soil.
- 4. Back Row: Jodie Webb, Lisa Bowden, Councillor John Guy, Katie Godfrey, Jessica Morden, Pat O’Neil, Michael McCarthy, Virginia Brown, Keith Brown, Gemma Brown. Front Row: Junior group members (The Ringland Rangers) and pupils at the school, Casey Kelly, Max Brown, Jack Christopher, Lauren Janssen and Sheila Andrews.