Pupils from a Somerset infant school have unveiled a new tree at Clarks Village as part of the Queen’s Canopy Project.

The Sango-Kaku, or Coral Bark Maple tree, has been planted in the Central Square Gardens as part of an initiative to create a lasting legacy in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.

The addition of the new tree was commemorated with a planting ceremony attended by children from Hindhayes Infant School in Street.

They were joined by 83-year-old Clarks Village guest services worker Brian Chorley who has worked at the site for 69 years and will celebrate his own platinum anniversary next year.

Mr Chorley said: “It was delightful to welcome children from Hindhayes school to help us unveil the new jubilee tree. It has a prime spot here at Clarks Village and it looks beautiful amongst the flowering plants, trees and landscaping of our Central Square Gardens where it will be enjoyed for many years to come.”

Kate Nester, headteacher at Hindhayes said: “It was lovely to bring some of our wonderful Year 2 pupils to the planting of the jubilee tree in celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s reign.

"The infant children have been finding out about who the Queen is, what she likes and how she came to be Queen. Being part of this experience helped to bring the jubilee to life for them.

"Clarks Village and Hindhayes have been working in support of and for the local families for nearly 100 years and it is wonderful to have opportunities such as these to maintain this relationship.”

The unveiling of the jubilee tree kickstarted a summer of activity at Clarks Village with the installation of stunning floral exhibits and an interactive relaxing summer lounge for guests to enjoy until early September.