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

Yesterday, 16:12
Photo: Elizabeth Truss MP,  Brian Long , third from left, and Walsoken parish councillors. Pictures submitted

An MP has questioned the location of new road safety signs on the A47 near Wisbech after residents raised concerns they were too close to a junction to have any impact.

Yesterday, 12:03
Shire Hall Cambridge.

A translator working on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council says she remains unpaid for her work- even though the agency that employs her has been paid.

Yesterday, 17:16
Watch Commander Mark Edgley being presented with hamper by Firefighters Charity Sales Manager Kevin Biles
with Chatteris firefighters.Picture: Rob Morris.

Fire fighters from Chatteris have collected an award for their efforts in a national recycling competition.

Yesterday, 17:04
Harrison Murray manager Nicola Roberts and Under 8s Blues team manager Matt Christian and some of the players and the sponsored kit.

Youngsters in March will carry on playing football this weekend – despite a devastating suspected arson attack on their soccer school.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition today E-edition