Things are set to ‘blossom at Bruton’ thanks to a new addition to the school’s apple orchard.
Bruton School for Girls is a partner school in the Boarding Schools Association’s (BSA) ‘Boarding Orchard’ which seeks to have the largest orchard by distance in the UK. Numerous schools around the UK are planting fruit trees as part of this national project.
To mark the occasion, Robin Fletcher, National Director at the BSA, was guest of honour and invited to plant a ‘Katy’ apple tree. Ably assisted by Head and Deputy Girls, the new apple tree was soon rooted firmly in place and will be symbolic of the values of knowledge, growth and nurturing.
The school’s existing orchard was extended three years ago with assistance from the Parent Staff Association and being able to produce apple juice ties in well with the school’s Eco-Ambassador status.
Mrs Nicky Botterill, Headmistress at Bruton School for Girls, thanked Robin for taking time out to visit Bruton. She added:
“We are delighted to be part of the National Boarding Orchard and are looking forward to seeing the first fruit from the new apple tree which will be a welcome addition to the other apple varieties in our orchard. As a county famous for its apples and home-pressed juice, we love the idea that ‘Katy’ will be here for generations of Sunny Hill Girls to come!”