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Pupils and tree growing together

PUBLISHED: 17:44 30 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:46 03 March 2010

THE cedar trees might be just little saplings now - but they will grow to 50 or even 60 feet high!

Youngsters at the new Cedarwood Primary School on Grange Farm, Kesgrave, watched enthralled as the trees were planted.

THE cedar trees might be just little saplings now – but they will grow to 50 or even 60 feet high!

Youngsters at the new Cedarwood Primary School on Grange Farm, Kesgrave, watched enthralled as the trees were planted.

The three youngest teachers at the school, Tina Davis, 27, and Jessica Pardy and Sarah Charlesworth, both 28, had the job of planting the cedars at a special ceremony.

"The school was called Cedarwood because the cedar tree is the emblem of Kesgrave," explained head teacher Doug Stroud.

"But we didn't have any cedars here, although cedarwood has been used in the building – so we thought it would be nice to plant some trees which could grow with the children and the school."

He added it would take between 50 and 100 years for the trees to reach their full height.

"Everything is going well at the moment – the 130 pupils have settled in well and it is feeling like a real school."

One of the cedar trees was presented to the school by Kesgrave Town Council, another by school governor Norman Bugg, and the third by Mr Stroud.

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