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Westgate Primary School council enjoys an outdoor lesson in gardening by planting heritage fruit trees




Westgate Primary School in Bury St Edmunds kicked off its academic year by trying to promote healthy eating and outdoor learning by planting new trees in the school field.

Greener Growth visited the school to help the children plant the trees on the outskirts of the field.

The apple, plum, pear and cherry heritage trees were donated by Orchards East to the school.

Greener Growth with Westgate Primary School pupils and staff.
Greener Growth with Westgate Primary School pupils and staff.

Fiona Till, project manager at Greener Growth, said: “It’s really important for their mental health for children to come and learn outside. We teach them about biodiversity.”

Greener Growth are also planning to install bat and hedgehog boxes in the school grounds.

They also teach the children how to grow their own vegetables.



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