Bury College recently attended a special tree planting ceremony at Manchester Road Park to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Bury Councillor Tamoor Tariq was also in attendance.

The tree planting forms part of a special initiative to mark the upcoming milestone. The aim is to create a green brand-new green legacy. It is hoped that every tree planted will bring benefits for people, wildlife and climate, now and for the future.

Two students, both Bury College Ambassadors, were both delighted to have been invited down.

Ann Turner, 17, is a former The Elton High School student who now studies Health and Social Care. She said: “It’s amazing to get involved in such a great historical occasion, and it’s crazy to think that this tree will be around for 150-250 years.”

Jansy Moore, 17, studies A Level Psychology, Sociology & L3 Applied Criminology. The former Unsworth Academy student added: “This was a great chance to represent Bury College in my ambassador role and it’s great to be involved in the community.”

David Mottershead, part of Bury College’s Ambassadors programme, also said: “It was great to see two of the Ambassadors representing the college at such an historic event.

“As the students have already said, this tree will be standing for long after they leave the college. This means that their impact on the surrounding areas will be appreciated for generations.”

There will be several additional Jubilee events taking place across Bury, aimed at people of all ages. Click here for more information: https://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=16693