In other news ...
A Royal Landing
This morning, the royal helicopter landed on our sports field. The Princess Royal had to carry out a royal visit at East Coast College in Lowestoft. The protection team had been to check out our facilities and were happy they could carry out the landing of the helicopter safely.
The children were allowed to watch the landing and Princess Anne being driven away. She waved as she walked to the Range Rover she was to travel in. The children in EYFS wished her a Merry Christmas as she passed by and she waved at them!
Lowestoft Town Council and the National Tree Council ’Branching Out Campaign’ have been working together and Elm Tree Primary School were asked to take part in the campaign.
Lowestoft Town Council have selected green spaces in the area to be used for the planting of trees and wanted children to come along and help plant trees with them. With the start of the COP26 and the global campaign to reducing in carbon emissions, the ‘branching out campaign’ will compliment what we are doing in raising awareness of the fight against offsetting carbon emissions and promoting biodiversity.
Lyla and Callum from Year 5 walked with Mrs Burton to the Clarkes Lane site where town councillors met them and they planted the first two apple trees in a future community orchard. It was cold and blustery but our fabulous ambassadors worked hard to dig the heavy clay soil around the trees they placed in the holes.