November 2016: Park View Infants School plants a 25 tree community orchard.
Park View Infants School has a strong focus on enabling pupils to learn about the natural environment, sustainability and understanding where food comes from.
To complement the existing raised beds for food growing, copse and wild area including a pond with fish and frogs; the school has now planted an apple orchard. Varieties include:James Grieve, Charles Ross, Lord Lambourne, RV. W Wilks, Falstaf, Sunset, Egremount Russet and Bramley’s Seedling among many others.
The pupils will now have the opportunity to learn at first hand the cycle of the season’s as it relates to fruit growing from first buds, to leaves, to blossom, pollination and fruit production. From there is the opportunity to explore harvesting, preserving, cooking/baking and importantly.... eating!