Winning pupils enjoy planting orchard
PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 January 2013
YOUNGSTERS at a Worle school could soon be dining on fresh fruit after planting a mini orchard in their grounds – thanks to the Mercury.
We recently teamed up with Western Power to run a competition for local schools to win a package of trees.
Schools were given a choice of tree packages, including fruit trees for an orchard or native wild trees to create a wildlife haven.
Youngsters at Mendip Green Primary School this week became the first winning school to take delivery of their trees, and enlisted pupils’ support in planting them.
Tracey Carr, Western Power’s community liaison officer, was delighted with the success of the competition.
She said: “We believe that by working together with schools in our network area, we can all contribute to improving and protecting the environment for existing and future generations.”
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