Gallery: Middleton pupils plant traditional Suffolk orchard trees

Emi and Chloe from Middleton Primary School plants a tree native to Suffolk at Middelton Recreation

Emi and Chloe from Middleton Primary School plants a tree native to Suffolk at Middelton Recreation Ground donated by the Suffolk Traditional Orchard Society.

Pupils planted a selection of Suffolk’s traditional orchard fruit trees to stand as a memorial to their school days.

All 13 of Middleton Primary School’s Year Six pupils took part in the planting at the recreation ground using trees provided by the Suffolk Traditional Orchard Group. It follows research by the Society into varieties of apples, pears and plums, which were grown in the county 200 years ago.

Bob Perrett, a parish councillor and the village tree warden, asked the group to donate the trees to the school as a lasting memorial.

“If you want kids to look after the countryside in the future then it’s a good idea to give them a reason,” he said.

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