Two former Chairs of the Ellesmere College Parents Society dug deep for a tree planting ceremony outside the new Tennis Centre near Lower School.
Claire Williamson and Rebecca Lloyd, who were joint-Chair of the ECPS from 2015-2017, were joined by Director of Operations Mike McCarthy, and Head Groundsman Ian Morris for the official planting on land outside the new Tennis Centre.
As with previous out-going Chairs, Claire and Rebecca wanted to gift a lasting legacy to the College and have donated over £2000.00 worth of trees including oaks, sweet chestnuts, dogwoods, cherry trees and copper beeches. They have been planted all through the College grounds to enhance the schools natural environment and create a haven for wildlife; students also benefit through studying them for various science projects, wildlife and photography camps.
Claire commented, "We are delighted to be able to donate a lasting legacy to the College that we know will be enjoyed for generations to come."
Previous ECPS Chairs have donated a variety of legacy gifts to the College including benches for the Terraces, and through the year, the ECPS host a number of events to raise funds for local and College charities including Age UK, C.R.Y and The Peter Messenger Memorial Fund.
This year's Ladies Luncheon - 'Celebrating Women' - is to be held on Wednesday 27th June with guest speaker Diana Flint, former High Sherriff of Shropshire and the first female student at Ellesmere College.
For more information about the ECPS click here.
Pictured L-R: Claire Williamson, Ian Morris - Head Groundsman, Rebecca Lloyd - outside the tennis centre
11th June 2018 Back to News