Watling School Wild Cherry
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.
Everyone gathered together to watch Councillor John Chatterley, the Mayor of Dunstable, Really Wild Club members and Vicky Duxbury from Groundwork plant the Jubilee Diamond Tree, a wild cherry, at Watling Lower School in Bedfordshire.
The leaves had a wonderful secret,
To have a frolic.
They danced to the winds soft song,
They flew and they zoomed,
And they scampered.
The rain had seen the leaves dancing,
Each looked like
A small yellow bird.
The sun had also seen them dancing,
The leaves made a
Warm quilt covering the ground.
Oak Slaney, Year 2
The leaves were clapping,
They played to the loud song.
They flew excitedly,
They floated and twisted
The sun saw the leaves,
Each looked like little children.
Ama Ranasinghe, Year 2
The leaves had a peaceful noise,
As they started spinning round, twirling.
The Alien on the moon saw them.
Each looked like,
A small flying saucer.
Riley Cassidy, Year 2
The leaves were dancing,
They played in laughter.
They flew into the windy air,
They floated and whirled.
The sun saw the leaves,
Each looked like a small yellow bird.
Zara Jones, Year 2
Our Hopes for the Jubilee Tree
Through the seasons we will see the leaves change from green, to bright yellow, to dark orange, to dark red, to brown. We will stand under the magical tree and see the light flickering through the leaves. In the summer we will lie under the tree and in winter we will see the tree move in the frosty wind.
The beautiful birds will eat the juicy berries. In the branches spiders will make white and sticky webs and we will watch caterpillars turn into butterflies. We will see the fluffy grey squirrels running up the tree trunk and the baby squirrels playing with each other in the branches. At night we might be lucky and see an owl waiting for its food, perhaps a white mouse.
All the creatures will love the tree
and so will we.
Photographs - top to bottom:
- 1. All the children at Watling Lower School had the opportunity to plant a tree in National Tree Week..
- 2. Really Wild Club members with the Mayor, Cllr John Chatterley, Vicky Duxbury from Groundwork Luton (centre) and Headteacher Sue Penglase.
- 3. Willow Class created their seasonal calendars by making printing blocks of trees.
- 4. Trees helped Willow Class learn and remember all about different triangles.