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.

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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.

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