On the 4th December 2015 in a joint partnership with Forest Schools Birmingham, we planted another 500 trees in the Jubilee Wood. All the trees were provided free of charge by the Forest Schools Birmingham. Pupils from Lane Green First School and Bilbrook Middle School helped us plant the trees. We were also joined by our local MP, the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson.
Gavin planted a yew tree to commemorate the 800th Anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, said by many to be the birth of modern Democracy. The Magna Carta was signed by King John and the barons at Runnymede under the shelter of a yew tree known as the Ankerwyke Yew. The tree planted in the Jubilee Wood was propagated from a tree growing at the time of the Magna Carta. Gavin also chatted to the pupils about what he did in Parliament and the role of the Government in setting the country’s laws.
Later on in the morning we were accompanied by students from Cannock College who also helped plant some of the trees. The weather was very kind to us and a great day was had by all.
Bilbrook Middle School