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Successful bid to create small local orchard
Getting Fruity at the Hall
The Tree Council had a limited number of fruit trees available for schools to create small orchards and asked tree wardens to help interested schools bid for them.
Local tree warden Councillor Roy Denney already had a dialogue with the Hall School as he was to have given a talk to the children before lock-downs intervened and he assisted them with what turns out to have been a successful bid.
The young trees arrived just after the April heavy frost when the ground was fairly solid and Roy helped them locate and plant them in their grounds. On the schools team, Rebecca Chollet, their French teacher,  is currently undergoing training to become their forest school leader who will organise ongoing care of the trees.
The trees will brighten up the grounds, be a useful food source for birds and insects but also show that fruit does not originate on shelves in the supermarket
Jess Roberts, Morrison’s Community Champion for Glenfield also provided some assistance and compost on the day. The only down side really is that the six and seven year old children who helped plant them will have moved on before they start fruiting.
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