The Dolphin School pupils plant cherry tree to mark UK’s links with Japan

Pupils from the Dolphin School in Montpelier have planted a flowering cherry tree on the school’s driveway to mark 150 years of  co-operation between the UK and Japan.

The event was organised by Hannah White, the school’s languages lead, and Megumi Brooker, who teaches at the school’s Japanese club.

Taking part were children who are learning Japanese, alongside other pupils with family links to Japan. After planting the tree, the group sang a song in Japanese.

Principal Shelley Flanagan said: “The tree is one of 6,000 being planted across the country as part of the Sakura Cherry Tree Project, marking the continued co-operation between the UK and Japan. We look forward to the Dolphin School families and staff enjoying the beautiful blossom every spring for generations to come.”