This week I have launched my competition for Primary Schools across the constituency.

To coincide with the recent documentary ‘The Queen’s Green Planet’ in which the Queen spoke about her love for trees and the natural environment I was contacted by the Woodland Trust about the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative.

This is a unique initiative across 53 Commonwealth countries to save one of the world’s most important natural habitats – forests. It uses the Commonwealth network to share knowledge and best practice for forest conservation, whilst creating a physical and lasting legacy of The Queen’s leadership of the Commonwealth. As part of the project I have been offered a tree for my constituency.

To promote the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative I am asking for entries from local Primary Schools to win this special tree for their school.

To enter my competition and to be in with a chance of winning the tree for their school all I am asking is to design a plaque dedicating this tree to the Commonwealth Canopy initiative.

The winning design will be transformed into a special greetings card which will then be sent to HM The Queen later this year.

The schools’ designs, will be accompanied by a short statement to explain the reasons for their choice. The designs can be personal to the school or to the local area, it could have an environmental theme or celebrate a period in our history.

Entries can be received up to 1st October 2018 and will be judged independently.

For further details of the competition local primary schools can contact me at