Emma, from The tree Council, joined the Eco Committee at William Torbitt Primary School to plant five fruit trees in our School Orchard.

Following on from planting a variety of fruit trees donated by The Tree Council and our local Council back in March 2023, we welcomed the opportunity to plant further trees in December 2023.

Holes were dug deep, stones and ‘treasures’ discovered, discussions about soil and how it’s made as well as the benefits of tree planting and the types of trees being planted engaged everyone on a chilly winter afternoon.

Pupils are looking forward to seeing the trees grow and change through the seasons and learn to prune and care for the trees then hopefully enjoy eating or cooking with some of the fruit that they pick.