Bollin Primary School plants a Golden Elm tree to mark its 50th anniversary

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Children from Bollin Primary School have planted a Golden Elm to mark the Bowdon school’s 50th anniversary.

Members of Bollin’s School and Eco Councils attended a special planting ceremony, alongside parents involved in developing the school grounds and friends of the school past and present.

The tree was planted by former headteacer Marilyn Downes, who recalled how a silver birch tree had been planted by Denis Law to mark the school’s silver anniversary.

The tree being planted to mark the school’s 50th anniversary

Mrs O’Hara, the current head of school, said: “Bollin has a proud history of environmental activism and outdoor learning. We were an early Eco-School and the first to retain its Eco-School Green Flag for three consecutive periods.

“This tree planting is a celebration of everything that we have achieved over the last 50 years. It is also a recognition of who we are now as a school.

The tree was planted by former headteacer Marilyn Downes

“In just the last year we have built a new chicken run and new allotments, we have promoted our eco credentials by building a greenhouse made of plastic bottles and established the infrastructure for our own brand of Forest School, which we are calling Forest Explorers.”

Executive Head, Mrs Kylie Spark, added: “None of this is window dressing. All of these outdoor developments are enhancing the learning of our amazing children.”

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