Fenland Street Pride volunteers help Whittlesey school expand orchard

09:31 05 April 2014

Children planting trees with help of Fenland Street Pride at Park Lane Primary and Nursery School Whittlesey. Picture: Steve Williams.

Children planting trees with help of Fenland Street Pride at Park Lane Primary and Nursery School Whittlesey. Picture: Steve Williams.

Archant

a

Pupils have extended their school’s mini-orchard of pear and apple trees with the help of Fenland Street Pride.

The plan to plant more fruit trees at Park Lane Primary School, in Whittlesey, was so the pupils could enjoy eating the fruit that they have grown themselves.

The pupils are busy working with the ‘Food for Life’ organisation to promote children’s understanding of where food comes from, how we grow and cook healthy food.

Liz Hughes, teacher at Park Lane said: “This is a valuable part of our ‘eco’ activities to encourage our children to understand how and where food is produced.

“We want to encourage our children to grow their own fruit and vegetables both at home and at school.”

We value our links with the local community and are really pleased that the volunteers from Fenland Street Pride came to help us plant our trees.”

The trees were purchased from Westfield Nurseries, in Whittlesey, which gave a contribution towards the cost.

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 13:32
Row2Recovery

A Wisbech man and former Irish guardsman who lost a limb in Afghanistan seven years ago, is celebrating after being part of the first all-amputee team to row the Atlantic.

Yesterday, 11:22
The Workshop at Wisbech has begun a collection to fly the body of Mantas Nedveckas back home to his mum in Lithuania

Generous donors raised £3,280 in less than 48 hours to help return the body of factory worker Mantas Nedveckas to his grieving family in Lithaunia.

The chamber at Shire Hall,  Cambridge, where the county council is wrestling with its 2016/17 budget

Less money is spent by the county council on the population of Cambridgeshire than most other local authorities in England, says a new report.

Yesterday, 17:13
A47 from Guyhirn roundabout through to Thorney Toll to close for two days

The A47 between Guyhirn and Thorney will be closed next Tuesday and Wednesday as highway engineers install extra safety signs and road markings.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition