Prep Apple Trees
As part of a school council project – set up (as far back as 2002) by the then Head of Prep, Mrs Nelson to help improve the aesthetic qualities of the school site, numerous plants, including 100 daffodil bulbs, were distributed around the grounds by the pupils then in attendance. These plants – rising to the surface with the seasons – have since brought pleasure to pupils and staff every spring.
Each Form Class was also given a young tree, a sapling – either plum, apple or pear – to dig into the ground, with those grouped together at the side of the tennis courts forming an orchard of sorts. Of the three remaining apples trees, one has come into a bumper crop this year!
Year 6 pupils have had fun this week, picking and collecting apples that have yet to be gobbled up by birds, worms or squirrels!