Tree Planting

Years 5 and 6 planted an orchard of nine fruit trees at the bottom of the field with help from East Devon District Council and six volunteers. They planted apple, cherry and plum trees. Pupils learned about the importance of trees to the environment producing valuable oxygen and taking in carbon dioxide. They learned that fruit trees are grafted onto the root stock of other trees so as to produce trees that have a smaller root system but a more extensive fruiting part.
“This is great. I want to do it every week,” said Michael.
“This is great fun!”
“I loved doing this.”
The volunteers supporting our school were extremely complimentary about our pupils and all remarked on how inquisitive and interested the children were during the afternoon of tree planting so much so that they would like to return to work with our children some more in the new year.