Green-fingered Barford youngsters plant a tree for the King's Coronation - The Leamington Observer

Green-fingered Barford youngsters plant a tree for the King's Coronation

GREEN-fingered youngsters from St Peter’s Primary School in Barford planted a special oak tree to celebrate King Charles III’s Coronation.

The tree was planted at the edge of King George’s Field close to the oak tree that commemorates Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation in 1953.

Former Barford school children from 1953 were also invited to join the ceremony, helping to create some lasting memories. The event was co-organised by St Peter’s Primary School and Barford, Sherbourne and Wasperton Joint Parish Council.

Two children from each year group were chosen to plant the tree along with King Charles’ personal representative, Tim Cox, Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire.

Villagers enjoyed the auspicious day with singing by the school children and St Peter’s church choir concluding with the National Anthem. Coronation Quiche and cakes were donated by parents.

Headteacher Mary Baker said: “We were delighted to bring the village community together to plant the oak tree which was kindly donated by the JPC. We would like to thank everyone who supported the event and made it such a memorable occasion.”

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