Students accept cherry blossom from Sakura ProjectMeg
Today, Martyna, Vania, Landy and Callum accepted this cherry blossom tree on behalf of The Boulevard Academy from the Sakura Cherry Tree Project.
It is 1 of 6000 trees that have been gifted to the United Kingdom from Japan to commemorate the ongoing friendship between the two countries. The project was launched in 2017 when Prime Minister Theresa May met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan.
“The trees are a gift from the Japanese people to the people of the United Kingdom. It is hoped that they will grow and be enjoyed for years to come.
The planting of these cherry blossom trees across the parks, villages, towns and cities of the United Kingdom, is a strong symbol of hope and of frienship between the people of Japan and the people of the United Kingdom.
Your trees should blossom for many years, bringing colour and joy. We hope that each year, they can be at the heart of a festival in your community to welcome the coming of spring.
This lasting legacy shows that even in the darkest days, we are planting and planning for the future and that as these trees grow and flourish, they will enrich our lives and future generations.”
The Boulevard Academy are delighted and proud to take part in the Sakura project, and we are honoured to be one of the locations chosen for this international campaign of friendship.
With thanks to Stay Smart for planting the blossom tree for the Academy.