Youngsters get in touch with nature

Stamford Bridge Primary youngsters planting fruit trees
Stamford Bridge Primary youngsters planting fruit trees

Pupils from Stamford Bridge Primary School have taken the opportunity to connect with nature after planting fruit trees in a new orchard.

With the help of a £300 grant from The Tree Council, the leading UK tree campaigning partnership, the children from class 3/4 planted 13 trees, including apple, pear and crab apple, at the junior football field, on Low Catton Road, last Monday.

The project is supported by several Stamford Bridge groups, including the playing fields association, the junior football club, St John’s Church, village in bloom and the parish council.

Emily Proctor, Deputy Headteacher at Stamford Bridge Primary, said: “It was absolutely fantastic. We walked down to the orchard and the children were taught how to plant trees and they measured them so they can go back next year to see how much they’ve grown.”

Stamford Bridge Primary is one of 75 schools and community groups across the UK to share in grants totalling more than £30,000 for tree planting projects.

Pictures submitted by Gill Cain.