We have had the privilege of welcoming The Greggs Foundation into James Calvert Spence College this week, marking a special day here as they planted 10 Silver Birch trees at our school.
Peter Boughton, Project Manager at Greggs, says ““We are currently extending our Production Facility in Longbenton, to produce more savouries. As part of our ecology plan we are increasing the number of trees on site and have also decided to plant a further 20 trees across local breakfast clubs. This led us to James Calvert Spence College, where 10 trees have been planted, with another 10 scheduled for planting at a different school this afternoon.”
Lynne Hindmarch, overseeing the breakfast club programme and partner relationships, expressed her delight “When Peter approached us with the offer to plant trees within the community, it perfectly aligned with what the breakfast club is all about – supporting schools to offer more to their children. It’s a great opportunity for JCSC to have been selected and allows us to contribute positively to their surroundings. It’s a valuable learning experience for the children, to support them in understanding environmental developments.”
A special thanks to David Brand and Kevin Douglas from Azure, who generously gave their time to deliver and plant the 10 trees.
The trees now stand proudly and are thriving at the front of our school.