On Friday 7 June 2019, Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP was delighted to visit Spittal First School where she was met by Head Teacher Wendy Kiff. Anne-Marie was there to see the planting of five saplings which form part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. Anne-Marie was introduced to a deputation of children from different year groups who will be looking after the saplings and watching them grow. She placed a commemorative plaque in the field where the saplings have been planted.
Anne-Marie said “All Members of Parliament were invited by the Woodland Trust to take five saplings for planting in their constituencies. I asked the school if they would like to plant these in an area of their field and they were very excited to do this. These are part of 50,000 trees that are being planted across the UK. In the coming years the children will be able to watch the trees grow and understand the importance that trees play with the ecosystem of our planet”.
Later in the day Anne-Marie visit Tweedmouth West First School and was met by Headteacher Anne Robertson. Anne-Marie and the Headteacher discussed issues of funding and special needs policy. Anne-Marie then visited the Fourth Years where she took part in a Question and Answer session. Anne-Marie said “I very much enjoyed my visit to Tweedmouth West First School and meeting the Head Teacher who highlighted issues that I will take to the Education Ministers. The Fourth Year class presented me with relevant and challenging questions which I enjoyed very much answering”.