Earlier this year many of us helped to mark the occasion of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee by holding many events with our family, friends and local communities, we will have lasting memories of how we celebrated this very significant event in the history of our monarchy.
The Academy has been given the opportunity to make a lasting and environmentally sound contribution to the Diamond Jubilee by planting a tree within the grounds of the Academy.
On Wednesday 12th December a very cold and frosty day the Head Students helped to plant a specimen Royal Oak with a commemorative plaque.
The tree has been provided by Tameside Democratic Services Heritage and Tourism. It may seem a little extravagant given the level of cuts the local authorities are facing, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime event and one which we cannot allow to pass without due and respectful recognition to our monarch.
The planting of a Royal Oak within the grounds of the Academy is something that students can use to remember the Diamond Jubilee year as they watch the tree mature.