ANDOVER Trees United was once again been invited by the Jane Goodall Institute Roots & Shoots programme to host this year’s main UK event in Andover with a procession in Harmony Woods on Tuesday, September 21.

Every year, Roots and Shoots invite youth organisations from around the world to take part in a UN Peace Day procession and since 2018, Andover Trees has been the UK host at Harmony Woods, a community woodland next to Augusta Park.

The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on September 21. The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the day, and to otherwise commemorate the day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world’.

The Advertiser's photographer, Sean Dillow, snapped this gallery of photos from the procession, which saw people of all ages from across the area come together to mark the day, including pupils from local schools, and to plant a commemorative tree.