Alderley girls plant commemorative tree in village park

Pupils from the Junior School at Alderley Edge School for Girls planted an oak tree in the village park on Monday, 28th January, as part of the celebrations to mark Manchester Airport's 80th anniversary.

Communities across the region were given the chance to apply for a commemorative oak tree and time capsule as part of Manchester Airport's 80th birthday celebrations.

Bridget Howard, Head of the Junior School, said ""As a local school, I thought it would be a nice project for the girls to be involved with. I phoned the organisers to express my interest and was delighted to hear some time later, that the Junior School had been allocated a tree."

She added "The girls have enjoyed looking at the history of the airport in assembly as well as learning about the significance of time capsules and considering what we might put in ours.

"Because an oak tree can grow to 40 metres in height, it was not practical to plant it in the school grounds. I thought it would be an nice idea to plant it in the park; a spot local to our girls and well used by residents and visitors, to commemorate this special occasion."

The girls were joined by Councillor Craig Brown, Councillor Geoff Hall, Keith Lowe (AESG Governor), Ms Howard (Head of the Junior School), Mr Potts (AESG Site Manager) and Rachael Grantham (Chairman Alderley Edge Parish Council).

AESG, Alderley Edge School for Girls

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