To mark the historic occasion of the coronation of King Charles III, a tree-planting ceremony was held at The Holgate Academy.

The ceremony took place in the morning’s glorious – albeit brief – spell of sunshine with staff and students from the academy joined by their Chair of Governors and representatives from the Diverse Academies Trust.

Students who belong to the cadets, scouts, guides and St John’s Ambulance were invited to attend in their uniforms and were clearly proud to do so.

Following a few words from the Head of Academy, Mr Diamond, the trees – an apple tree and a pear tree – were planted by the academy’s prefects and Mr Holmes, Chief Education Officer for Diverse Academies Trust.

The event was live-streamed across the school so that everyone could enjoy it and we’re sure that students will remember it in years to come, especially as they see the trees flourish!

This event also featured in the Hucknall Dispatch: