Fifty-two students from Get Set Network schools and colleges were at the Village to mark the end of the Coubertin Oaks project, which has seen 40 oak trees planted in a ‘ribbon’ between William Brookes School in Much Wenlock and the Olympic Park.
The trees originate from acorns from an oak planted in 1890 during the visit of the founder of the modern Olympic Movement, Pierre de Coubertin, to the Wenlock Olympian Games.
Chris Collins said: 'The Olympic Park is a demonstration of regeneration on a mass scale. The addition of the final Coubertin Oak trees remind us of the legacy that trees create, they will outlive us all and continue to bring enjoyment for many generations to come.'
The Get Set network is the London 2012 reward and recognition scheme for the active community of schools and colleges across the UK that are demonstrating a commitment to living the Olympic and Paralympic Values.
London 2012 Organising Committee Director of Ceremonies, Education & Live Sites Bill Morris said: 'Education was at the heart of Coubertin’s Olympic vision, and in our bid we promised to use the London 2012 Games to inspire young people.
'It’s wonderful to see young people from Get Set network schools at the heart of today’s activity and playing a key part in a truly inspiring project.'
The Coubertin Oaks project has been awarded a London 2012 Inspire mark, which recognises exceptional projects that use the Games as the inspiration to make real and lasting change.