Milton Keynes students plant fruit trees to help the environment
Students from Hazeley Academy planted over 60 fruit trees that were donated to them by the school restaurant
The aim of the project was to help the environment, by using the fruit in catering lessons and the school restaurant, encourage healthy eating, and involve the students in growing an orchard.
Cucina, who run the school kitchen, and their parent company, Impact Food Group, purchased the trees, compost and stakes, for the students to plant the trees.
Principal Tony Nelson said: “Our vision at Hazeley is to create a vibrant community of exceptional people, full of character, confidence and creativity.
"Our recent project, which saw our students involved in the planting of 60 fruit trees, is a perfect example of our values coming to fruition – please excuse the pun!
"Our young people have helped to plant apple, pear, peach and plum trees that will not only play a small part in helping our environment, but will also provide fruit that current and future students will use in catering lessons.
"Students will also be able to enjoy the fruit in dishes freshly prepared and on the menu in our onsite Cucina restaurant.
"Our fruit tree project is a win for the environment, a win for healthy eating, a win for saving money and all carried out in a fun way that connects back to the curriculum.
"A special thank you to our partners Cucina and Impact Food Group, whose role in this venture has been critical to its success. Their support is deeply appreciated."
The students embraced volunteering for the project and enjoyed planting trees which will benefit them, the school and the environment.