Recently, Farlington School was pleased to welcome the Boarding Schools Association’s Chief Executive, Robin Fletcher, to be part of the tree-planting ceremony for the BSA’s Boarding Orchard.
The orchard aims to be the largest, by distance, in the UK and involves boarding schools joining the orchard by planting fruit trees in their grounds. The trees symbolise the ‘tree of knowledge’ and demonstrate each school’s commitment to growth and caring for the environment. Since launch, schools across the UK have joined The Boarding Orchard and trees have also been planted at boarding schools in Switzerland and the USA.
During a wonderful sunny morning in late January, Farlington Headmistress, Louise Higson, accompanied by boarding staff and pupils, planted the tree close to the Orchard Nursery.
“We were delighted Robin Fletcher was able to join us for the event. We chose a pear tree as our tree of knowledge, kindly donated by Newbridge Nurseries Garden Centre, to show our commitment to this excellent initiative,” said Sue Powell, Farlington School’s Head of Boarding.