Pool children dig in to help celebrate Queen's Diamond Jubilee

On the banks of the river in Poole-in-Wharfedale, children from Poole Church of England Primary help to plant the Jubilee Copse. Pictured are pupils Rebecca Bryant and Lewis Platt with Harry Wardman

On the banks of the river in Poole-in-Wharfedale, children from Poole Church of England Primary help to plant the Jubilee Copse. Pictured are pupils Rebecca Bryant and Lewis Platt with Harry Wardman

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Children have helped get Wharfedale’s Royal Diamond Jubilee celebrations off to an environmentally-friendly start.

Pupils from Pool-in-Wharfedale C of E Primary headed down to the Recreation Ground yesterday morning to plant a Jubilee Copse.

The scheme, driven by honorary citizen Harry Wardman on behalf of Pool Recreation Ground Manag-ement Committee, involved planting 100 trees provided by The Woodland Trust.

Committee chairman Richard Parker said: “It was nice to get the schoolchildren involved in what was the first actual Jubilee project that's under way in the village, and they all got a chance to plant or dig.

“We are asking people to sponsor the copse itself, to the tune of £3 per person, to help us cover the costs of the fencing and setting the project up.”

Pool Feast – whose committee Mr Parker also chairs – on Tuesday, June 5, will be the focal point for more celebrations, including a family-focused fun afternoon, to mark the Queen’s 60 year reign. Street parties and barbecues are also being planned, and the Parish Council is supporting a Jubilee Dance which will take place in the Village Hall on Saturday, June 2.

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