Academy plants 420 trees in remembrance and to help save the planet.

By Tamsen, 14, Mia, 12, and Liam Drury, Jill Dando News

420 trees have been planted in Remembrance of those of who have died alongside quest to answer Sir David Attenborough’s call and help save the planet.

Priory Community School Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset planted 420 trees to remember the past and look to the future.

The event was part of its Remembrance Day commemorations and also its quest to help save the planet – answering the calls by Sir David Attenborough, Prince William, Professor Brian Cox and others.

Students, staff dignitaries and the community marked the event with a spectacular Wildlife Package where individuals got to plant a tree on the school playing fields.

People who planted a tree received a certificate to show how they helped the environment and a piece of red ribbon to tie around the tree in remembrance of someone who had died.

The Mayor of Weston-super-Mare James Clayton officially cut the ribbon and then helped to plant one of the trees with Principal Angelos Markoutsas.

The tree planting will also help the students with their Eco sustainability/Green Flag Award that PCSA is working towards.

Cllr Clayton said: “It has been a pleasure to be part of this tree planting remembrance commemorations. As for being eco friendly, the youth are our future and it is good that they are educating the older generation. It’s their future that they want to look out for, and their children’s future.”

Mr Markoutsas said: “We are so honoured to be able to plant such a huge amount of trees in remembrance of people that we know who have died, including those in the wars.

“It was also a big stamp in the determination of the students to become a leading eco-school.“

Last week the academy unveiled five of what could be Britain’s best school eco bins.