Woodkirk Academy


The aim of this project is to plant an orchard of 20 fruit trees for the enjoyment and education of students of Woodkirk Academy to enjoy for generations to come.

Would you like your children to eat more fruit?

Would you like your children to know where the food they eat comes from?

Would you like your children to be inspired to grow the food they eat?

Woodkirk Academy shares these wishes and has found a way to make them come true. We are a large and thoughtful community who over the years has achieved every goal we have set our mind to. Our challenge this time is easily achievable: to raise £250 to fund the planting of 20 fruit trees in a new student orchard.

It only takes ten people to pledge on the Abel and Cole veg box to get us to our target and recieve trees to plant in the school. We can do this! 

We believe this project is so beneficial to all our pupils, we will be able to educate on sustainable and local produce and by planting our own trees we will be able to do this with our very own produce. Just one pack will provide us with 20 fruit trees including 10 apple, five pear, three plum, one quince and one medlar. All trees are kindly donated by Otter Farm. The fruit trees are two years old and will fruit next year.

Our campaign is supported by Abel and Cole, The Woodland Trust and River Cottage, who are both kindly donating some amazing rewards.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall said: “I find the idea that the next generation could be growing more fruit, eating more fruit and cooking their fruit in a much more creative way incredibly exciting. I want to do what we can to make that happen.”

With your help we can get all our pupils involved with a great project and show them how much benefit five trees can make to our school. We can use the fruit in our canteen and allow children to eat it during the school day. This also promotes healthy eating.

Please support us and help our school start a sustainable project with real educational benefit. All our trees are supplied by Otter Farm.

Thank You

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