Tree-planting to create orchard
A CHARITY group spent three days last week working with disabled pupils and parents at Wyvern special school at Singleton creating a traditional orchard in the grounds. They were joined by staff and county councillor Derek Smythe and planted more than 40 fruit trees over the sixacre site to provide natural wildlife habitats in a project funded by Heritage Lottery cash. The Bumblebee Alliance provides activity programmes and educational services relating to wildlife, horticulture and environment issues. The new orchard will provide handson experience for pupils able to see the attraction of bees and other insects essential for fruit pollination. Pupils will also be able to enjoy a range of taste and flavours and be encouraged to use the crops in their cooking and healthy eating classes.
Pupil Dominic Palmer planting trees with one of the parent helpers Steve Dyer