200th Airbus Apple Tree Planted

Crossway Infant School, Thornbury was the site of the 200th apple tree planted as part of the Mini Orchard project sponsored by Airbus.

Hundreds of pupils in 20 schools across the area have learnt about the  importance of trees as part of local biodiversity, through this fantastic project sponsored by Airbus. Hundred’s have also taken part in planting orchards and have received guidance on how to look after these into the future.

‘I feel that this is an excellent example of the Trust’s role in linking  business and the community and delivering a project with a lasting impact’ said Jon Clark, Trust Executive Director. ‘It was great to work with a local company as prestigious as Airbus and I am sure that will be many more business sponsored orchards and plantings to come’.

The 20 schools which took part in the mini- orchard project are:

  1. Bromley Heath Primary School, Downend.
  2. Bridge Learning Campus, Hartcliffe;
  3. Callicroft Primary, Patchway;
  4. Grove Junior School, Nailsea;
  5. Horfield Primary School;
  6. Little Mead Primary School, Southmead;
  7. Shield Road Primary School, Filton;
  8. St. Chads Primary, Little Stoke;
  9. St. Keyna Primary School, Keynsham;
  10. Our Lady of the Rosary, Lawrence Weston;
  11. Christchruch Primary school, Hanham;
  12. Emmersons Green Primary School;
  13. Stoke Lodge Primary School;
  14. Filton Hill Primary School;
  15. Charborough Road Primary School, Filton;
  16. Baileys Court Primary School, Bradley Stoke;
  17. Frampton Cotterell Primary School;
  18. Elmlea Primary School, Westbury On Trym;
  19. Bathampton Primary School; and
  20. Crossways Primary School, Thornbury.
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