Published on November 19, 2021

Our Supported Studies Enterprise students have taken part in the Queen’s Green Canopy campaign, celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and helping to support the local environment at the same time.

The Queen’s Green Canopy campaign is an initiative that encourages people from across the UK to plant trees to celebrate the Queen’s legacy of service to the country. Planting trees will also help create a green legacy in itself, as every tree planted brings benefits to the local environment, wildlife, and climate, both now and in the future.

Our Supported Studies students chose a spot in the Secret Garden at our Stevenage Campus to plant their crab apple sapling. The tree forms part of their continued work project in the Secret Garden, where they will also be creating a small pond and a mini woodland habitat to encourage wildlife into the area.

The Secret Garden is already a popular location with our students, and the addition of the new tree will support this peaceful environment. Callum Evans, one of our Enterprise students, said: “I like being in the garden, it makes me happy.”

Debbie McCreath, Enterprise Course Team Leader, said: “Being outside and surrounded by nature is helping the students’ wellbeing. It is providing another place to learn whilst benefitting from tranquil surroundings.”

You can find out more about the Queen’s Green Canopy campaign and check out the trees that have been planted across the country via the interactive map.