New willow tree given pride of place in school grounds

PUBLISHED: 15:00 29 April 2018

Windwhistle Primary School, former deputy head Jenny Harper planting the new willow tree with the help of Rev Tim Erridge.

Windwhistle Primary School, former deputy head Jenny Harper planting the new willow tree with the help of Rev Tim Erridge.

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A beloved willow tree which was cut down to build an extension to a Weston school has been replaced.

Staff and pupils from Windwhistle Primary School were upset to find the popular willow tree would need to be cut down so the building project could be completed.

Headteacher Lyn Hunt said: “A willow tree is a very special part of Windwhistle school.

“For many years one gave shelter on hot days to children at the side of the school. They also loved playing with the dangling branches

“We were very disappointed to find out that when our new extension was planned the willow tree would need to be cut down.

“I promised then we would plant another one to replace it and bring pleasure to future generations of children at Windwhistle.”

The school held a ceremony to plant a new willow tree in the grounds.

Mrs Hunt thanked Rev Tim Erridge and Michael Richards who helped with the planting.

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