Tree planting completes Whittlesey’s celebrations of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Tree planting at Sir Harry Smith

Tree planting at Sir Harry Smith - Credit: Archant

THE Mayor of Whittlesey, Councillor Kay Mayor, completed the town’s commemoration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with the planting of an oak tree in the grounds of Sir Harry Smith Community College.

The College - granted Academy status last year - is currently undergoing a £10million refurbishment programme under the Building Schools for the Future scheme, which will provide additional teaching facilities and make the college suitable for 21st century teaching and learning. The work is being undertaken by Kier Construction.

At the tree planting ceremony, Cllr Mayor said: “An engraved plaque that has been mounted on the tree pays tribute to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year, while the tree itself represents the opportunities and future prospects that the college it grows beside will provide for this Cambridgeshire community for many years to come.”

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