Our Public Services students planted an olive tree outside Croydon College in honour of Her Majesty the Queen’s 96th birthday and Platinum Jubilee.
Croydon College has a special royal relationship spanning more than six decades.
Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh opened Croydon College on 3 November 1960.
In 2014, Croydon College was awarded the Queen’s Award for Volunteering for our services to our community.
And, in 2015, Di Layzell, our Head of Enrichment, went to Windsor Castle to collect her MBE!
The new addition of the olive tree symbolises peace and friendship. It’s also good for the environment and brings a little more greenery to the heart of Croydon.