Helping Children Grow
Fruitful Schools makes it brilliantly easy and fun for pupils, teachers, parents and friends to plant fruit trees and get growing. We provide fruit trees, planting information, inspiration and support which makes this great idea come alive. Our aim is that all our children should get the chance to enjoy picking and eating fruit from the tree. Growing fruit is a real pleasure and its also a life skill. Children need to know where their food comes from. It comes from fruit trees in abundance!
School orchards work really well in nurseries, primary schools and also in secondary and special needs schools – planting fruit trees is not expensive and the fits well with the school year.
The fruit trees are planted from November to April when the trees are dormant. Our planting instructions give you all the information needed to help you plant and grow successfully.
School orchards are growing in popularity – for the good reason that they are a great idea and fit well with the school year. There is an article on this, in the TESS magazine.
Please use the link for more information about School Orchards Www.FruitfulSchools.com
The Tree Council has announced that its Trees for Communities and Trees for Schools grant making programmes are now open for applications. Funds are available for schools and community groups within the UK who are able to show that children under the age of 16 will be actively engaged in tree planting projects during National Tree Week 2012 (24th November to 2nd December 2012). The Tree Council can fund projects between £100 and £700 and successful applicants will receive up to 75% towards their planting costs. For example, if your project totals £700, The Tree Council would offer up to £525. The remaining 25% will need to be secured by your school or organisation. The closing date for applications is the 31st March 2012.
On the 23rd August 2010 the Anne Frank Tree in Amsterdam fell down. While living in the secret annex this chestnut tree, which Anne Frank could see from her place in hiding, became a symbol of hope to the young girl. The tree has continued to be a symbol of hope and of resistance against the prejudice and hatred that led to Anne Frank’s death. A number of Anne Frank saplings have been planted to continue the legacy of hope, which this tree symbolised.
The Daily Mirror is running a competition, in partnership with the Anne Frank Trust, for a school or educational establishment to win one of these saplings. For more information and details on how to enter please follow the link to our website – http://www.annefrank.org.uk/