Bede’s welcomes Boarding School Association Chief Executive for ‘Boarding Orchard’ tree planting

December 28, 2017

Bede’s School welcomed Robin Fletcher, Chief Executive of the BSA to join Headmaster Mr Peter Goodyer, Principal Deputy Head Mr Jerry Lewis, pupils and staff to take part in the Boarding Schools (BSA) ‘Boarding Orchard’.  

 The Mulberry tree, planted in front of the Lake in the Park at Bede’s, is part of the BSA initiative to create the UK’s largest orchard by distance through member schools each planting fruit trees.

The trees symbolise the ‘tree of knowledge’ and demonstrate each school’s commitment to growth and caring for the environment and sustainability.    

Mr Peter Goodyer said: “We were delighted to welcome Robin to Bede’s and to be part of the BSA Orchard.   

“This in important enterprise that resonates with the pupils and staff at the School, where we are proud to have established our green credentials with wood pellet bio mass power station, solar cells and heating by ground source heat pumps on our state of the art boarding houses.  

“I look forward to the pupils at Bede’s watching the newly planted tree grow and blossom, alongside them in the coming years.”