Pierre de Coubertin Oak Trees
As part of the Olympic Park development there will be a riverside Royal Horticultural Society Great British Garden overlooking the Olympic Stadium, featuring Bronze, Silver and Gold areas with matching colour wildflowers and grasses, features and running-track inspired spiral paths.
The Garden also includes a ‘de Coubertin oak’, currently being grown at Kew Gardens from an acorn collected from the tree that was planted in 1890 to mark the visit of Baron Pierre De Coubertin to Much Wenlock in Shropshire which helped inspire the founding of the modern Olympic Games.
A select number of schools have also been chosen to receive one of these “de Coubertin oaks‟ which may be planted in the school grounds. I am pleased to tell you that we are one of these schools. This has come about as we have a special relationship with Much Wenlock through our link to Mandeville, the Paralympic mascot, and our growing links with the schools and community there. I will keep you updated and let you know when our tree will be planted – it will be a special occasion!
Much Wenlock to Mandeville
Over the weekend of 7th and 8th July, there will be a journey between the two schools sharing a name with the Olympic and Paralympic mas-cots. This will end at our school on the afternoon of Sunday 8th July (the day before the Torch visits our area). I have committed myself to cycling this journey (109 miles) and some other staff will also be in-volved! Money will be raised for the „Wheelpower‟ charity. More details will follow!
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