Friday, 24 November 2017

School to grow fruit

A HENLEY primary school is to create an orchard on part of its playing field.

A HENLEY primary school is to create an orchard on part of its playing field.

Badgemore Primary School has been awarded funding towards the project by Henley in Bloom.

The orchard will include four apple trees, two pear trees, a plum tree and a cherry, which will produce a crop within about four years.

The school also plans to plant crab apple trees in woodland at the school.

In a letter to the bloom committee, school governor Tuc Ahmad said the school had already received £100 towards the project from the School Lunch Company.



He said: “We have considered deeply how to use our grounds to make a meaningful impact on our pupils’ learning and to foster respect for the environment and enjoyment of green spaces.

“We have not settled on the final varieties to plant but our choice will be based on the following criteria: easy to grow, produce good quantities of fruit, easy to manage, fruit ripening from September onwards.”

The committee agreed to give £169.95 towards the project to cover the rest of the estimated cost.



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