Year Six is a rewarding year full of challenges, opportunities and many happy memories. We have the privilege of preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, to become young adults in the eyes of the church. In addition, we are busy preparing to shine in our SATs and to be ready for the challenges that await us at Secondary School next year.
On Wednesday 27th November, Year Six helped the charity 'Birmingham Trees for Life' plant trees at Brandwood Cemetery. We were assisted by Lord Lieutenant, Mr John Crabtree, who is the Queen’s representative in the West Midlands. We were also joined by Mr Mike Leddy, the Labour Councillor for the Ward of Brandwood and Kings Heath and the Friends of Brandwood Cemetery.
After planting the trees, Mr Paul, the Birmingham City Council Ranger took us on a nature walk and shared his expert knowledge about the history of the trees and the cemetery. We particularly admired the Giant Redwood trees, which date back to 1899.
Currently, there are 1800 trees in Brandwood Cemetery, which play a crucial part in absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. Year Six thoroughly enjoyed being part of this project and they look forward to contributing to further activities that work towards purifying the air quality in our local area.