Community Orchard Planting - 7/12/11
On a bright, chilly December morning some students from Ganton's Sixth Form took their apple tree to plant it in the Pickering Community Orchard. They were welcomed by Bob and Sue and other members of the orchard community and given instruction in how to plant their tree. The digging was hard work but the boys got stuck in and before long the hole was deep enough to allow the roots to fit in comfortably. Martin, who accompanied the boys said: "They did a grand job. The tree looks right at home now and hopefully it will grow and be happy in this fine orchard."
The tree had been bought earlier in the year by redeeming the Let's Grow tokens collected by parents and friends of the school from Morrison's supermarket and spent the summer waiting patiently for an opportunity to move into it's permanent home.
Links with the orchard are part of the plans for Ganton's Eco School Action Team which strives to make the school community more aware of environmental issues and we have already benefitted from the produce of the orchard during Apple Week in October when the whole school focussed on apples across the curriculum with apple games, apple art, apple maths , apple poetry and, of course, apple cooking.