Kingston Heath Primary School has been most fortunate in being one of the first schools in the country to receive a Gallipoli Oak. The history behind this tree goes all the way back to the Gallipoli battlefields. A young soldier noticed prickly trees that looked like holly bushes, but they had acorns, just like those on an oak tree. He sent some acorns back to his uncle who planted one on his property near Hamilton and distributed the rest to other family members. This tree (and others) remain today and acorns have been taken from these tree to start the Gallipoli Oak project. Our tree will be planted at the front of the school on Friday 24th April to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. Thanks must go to Mrs Azzi (Erin, Year 6 and Olivia, Year 2) for making the initial inquires that led us to being one of the first schools to receive a tree. If you would like to read the story of the Galipoli Oak, press the link below.  

Our School Captains, Charlotte and Oliver, beautifully presented the Gallipoli Oak Tree to the whole school. Special thanks to Mr Thompson and our special watering assistants for their help during the planting ceremony.