Eco Team help plant school’s first Fruit Orchard
The Eco team at Fairfield High school (FHS) rolled up their sleeves and furthered the school’s dedication to its status of “Young Tree Champion School” by planting five young fruit trees and fruiting hedge saplings. The apple, cherry and pear trees were courtesy of a donation from The Tree Council, which FHS hopes will soon become the school’s first fruit orchard.
This generous donation came about as a result of the Eco team’s application to The Tree Council and contributes to achieving Excalibur Academy Trust’s (for which FHS is a member) sustainability action to increase biodiversity on school grounds.
It is hoped that the trees will provide fruit for the school kitchens, Food Technology Department and/or staff and students’ wellbeing.
The Tree Council is one of the UK’s leading tree charities, and its grants help communities around the country to plant more trees and do something positive for their treescape.
Bobby Walker, Geography Teacher and Leader of Eco Team comments: “We are extremely grateful to The Tree Council for this generous donation. At Fairfield we feel very strongly about our planet. We’re aware this starts ‘at home’ with ways of reducing pollution, being more green and creating a healthier environment for our students, staff and community. These fruit trees will not only help to achieve this, but will support the school in being more sustainable, with the fruits of their labour having far reaching benefits.”