Posted by: om41800 | 21/02/2011

Orchards for Local School Children

Tree planting at Angram Bank School

Four schools in the Northern Community Assembly area are benefiting from a pilot  project to set up orchards and forest gardens on their premises.

The orchards are being planted at Angram Bank Primary, Ecclesfield Comprehensive, Nook Lane Primary and Oughtibridge Primary in a project which will see children growing food and learning about the environment.

The pupils will benefit from better green spaces, and they will also learn an enormous amount from planting and maintaining the orchards. The most fun will come in the summer and autumn though when the fruit is ready to be harvested and the children will be able to eat the fruits of their labour!

It is hoped that these will be the first of many such orchards and forest gardens, as other schools and local people see the ways in which pupils benefit from them.

This project is funded by the Northern Community Assembly and all the hard work is carried out by the Sheffield City Council Community Forester Team.

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