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St Cedd's School Plant Sakura Cherry Blossom Tree from The Japan Society

St Cedd's School has planted a cherry blossom tree that it was generously gifted from The Japan Society to commemorate the ongoing friendship between Japan and the UK.

The Sakura Cherry Tree Project was launched in the joint communique issued by the then Prime Ministers Shinzo Abe and Theresa May when the two met in Japan in Autumn 2017. One of over 6,000 trees that are planted throughout the UK, the school has planted the beautiful tree at the front of the school in recognition of the school's many close ties with Japan, and for the whole School community to enjoy when it flowers each Spring. The School especially look forward to hanging their Tanabatas on the tree in July.

Mr Matthew Clarke, Head of St Cedd's School on New London Road in Chelmsford, says: "As part of our British Council International School Award status and International Studies curriculum in Years 5 and 6, we cherish our links with schools across the globe and were delighted this month to receive a Japanese Cherry Tree from The Japan Society. Opportunities like these, our Erasmus+ project and other links with schools in India and Germany (to name but two) help our children to have a global perspective outside of the St Cedd's School environment; something which is so important in the 21st Century."