Student planting tree in Prior

We were delighted to welcome a team of volunteers from Microsoft yesterday to join students and staff in planting 80 apple trees to create our very own Prior's Court orchard.

The orchard is one of four key developments in our horticulture strategy to help grow even more vocational learning and work opportunities for our young people with autism. In a few years time we aim to harvest the fruits to produce our own apple juice, but in the short term our young people will be involved with caring for the trees. 

We are very grateful to Microsoft for giving their time and energy to help us first dig the ground and then plant out the orchard, and also to Veolia UK for donating 2 tonnes of compost to help give our orchard the best possible start.