Grant funding provided by Suffolk Coastal District Council enabled Rushmere St Andrew Parish Council to organise the Beacon Lighting Community Event in November 2018 celebrating 100 years since the end of World War I. As part of that funding Rushmere St Andrew Parish Council have ensured the provision of a legacy from that event by funding the planting of 100 trees (representing 100 years since the end of WWI) on the Broke Hall Primary School field. The year 5 pupils and their teachers planted the trees themselves alongside some Rushmere St Andrew Parish councillors, the Assistant Parish Clerk and James Baker from The Greenways Project. In May a time capsule filled by year 5 pupils as part of their class work) will be planted along with plaque as a reminder of this legacy. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon of planting on 11th March 2019 and are looking forward to watching their trees grow. They also sprinkled some wildflower seeds to attract bugs. (Please be aware that once you have watched this clip, it will then continue to play further clips from the East Anglian Daily Times website)

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