Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow
Two Solihull pupils have planted an oak tree sapling on the Saint Martin’s campus to mark the opening of Solihull Preparatory School.
In the Christmas term, Gurleen in J2 and Diya in I2 won a ‘Snap Scuffle and Twitch’ photography competition and, as part of their prize, the girls were invited to assist Head Groundsman, Andy Johnson, in a commemorative planting ceremony. Solihull School Headmaster David EJJ Lloyd and Head of the Prep School Mark Penney were also present for the occasion.
Mr Penney said: “Soon after the Prep School opened in September 2020, we launched a competition for pupils to spot and photograph squirrels, a fun outdoors activity set around our Solihull Prep mascots, sibling squirrels, Scuffle and Twitch. Gurleen and Diya shared two fantastic images and were chosen as the winners by our Head Boy and Head Girl.
“Taking horticulture advice from our grounds team, we waited for the warmer weather before proceeding with the planting. We now look forward to watching the tree, as well as our Prep School pupils, develop and grow over the coming years.”
The oak tree sapling has been planted near the playground and is marked with one of Solihull Prep School’s mottos ‘Mighty oaks from little acorns grow’.
Picture caption: David EJJ Lloyd, Headmaster, Solihull School; Mark Penney Head of Solihull Preparatory School and competition winners Gurleen and Diya.