Redbridge schoolchildren meet Prince William for Platinum Jubilee tree planting and appear on Blue Peter

Pupils from the schools in Newbury Park and Hainault spoke with the Duke of Cambridge due to their involvement in the Tree of Trees planting project.

Children at William Torbitt and Coppice Primary School got the royal seal of approval during the Platinum Jubilee delebrations when they met Prince William.

Pupils from the schools in Newbury Park and Hainault, Redbridge, spoke with the Duke of Cambridge due to their involvement in the Tree of Trees planting project.

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Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, met and spoke with the children about the tree planting project.

The Tree of Trees is an enormous sculpture designed by Thomas Heatherwick to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Blue Peter Presenter, Mwaksy Mudenda, interviewed the pupils and presented them with green Blue Peter badges during the planting outside Buckingham Palace.

The Tree of Trees. Credit Martha Kilner

They were invited back to Buckingham Palace on June to watch as the lights on the Tree of Trees were lit.

It was the principal beacon lit and signalled the start of the Jubilee celebrations and the lighting of over 3000 beacons nationally and internationally.

The children also featured in a Jubilee special edition of Blue Peter, which aired on June 3.

Redbridge schoolchildren. Credit: Martha Kilner

A spokesperson for Coppice Primary School said: “It has been fantastic for the children to have their tree-planting, eco-minded efforts recognised in such an important way. What an honour and an incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, met and spoke with the children.

“He asked them about the kinds of trees they planted and whether they enjoy being out in nature.

“Some of them were a little star-struck but spoke about the hundreds of trees planted at Coppice and William Torbitt this year.”