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Planting the seeds of peace

OAKLEY SCHOOL in Tunbridge Wells has been chosen by one of the largest women's service organisations in the world as the local recipient of a rose to commemorate the recent International Day of Peace.


The event was to celebrate the end of World War 1, and service groups around the country were asked to choose a school local to them to receive a symbolic rose.

The Tunbridge Wells Inner Wheel Club decided theirs should go to Oakley School, which accommodates pupils with special needs aged two to 25 years old.


Local Inner Wheel Club President Christine Baker told the Times: "Peace Roses were planted by Inner Wheel Clubs at various local schools all over Kent on September 21 to celebrate the International Day of Peace, and also the centenary of the ending of World War 1.


"Oakley School was the obvious choice for us.  It is an eco-school, and we firmly believe in their ethos and ability to grow individuals even though they have special educational needs.


"We were very impressed to see how caring Oakley School is, and were delighted to see such happy children - and also to see that they have an active Gardening Club."