Healthy Together

Fruit Trees for Schools

Pupils at The Colleton and Piggott Schools are set to benefit from a new Twyford Together health initiative.

The project aims to engage children in fruit growing by giving them the opportunity to plant their very own trees on school premises. The children will be able to monitor the trees’ growth, record their progress and eventually, pick and eat the produce straight from source.

Fruit Trees for Schools in Twyford, BerkshireThe trees (pear, apple, plum and cherry) were kindly donated by Treetop Landscapes and the planting, which took place last September, was supervised by the Twyford and Ruscombe Horticultural Association. Both are long-standing members of Twyford Together.

The idea came from Twyford Together Chairman, Dan Taylor. Inspired by Hugh-Fearnley Whittingstall’s “Fruitshare” scheme and concerned by recent reports that some children don't know where food comes from, Dan decided to approach our local schools and see if something similar could be achieved in Twyford. 
 
Following the planting of the trees, Dan said: “We hope the children will find this a rewarding and satisfying activity and that the mini-orchards will continue to grow and be enjoyed by generations of pupils to come.”

13 March, 2017