Yesterday, Robin Fletcher from the British Boarding Schools' Association visited Clifton College and Worcester House to plant a tree, entering us into the 'Boarding Orchard.'
Launched in 2014, the Boarding Orchard aims to be largest orchard by distance in the UK. It involves boarding schools joining the orchard by planting fruit trees in their grounds. The trees symbolise the ‘tree of knowledge’ and demonstrate each school’s commitment to growth and caring for the environment.
Since launch, schools across the UK - including Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - have joined The Boarding Orchard, and trees have also been planted at boarding schools in Switzerland and the USA.
During his visit, Robin also had a guided tour from the girls at Worcester House and saw many features of the boarding house, including the impressive and unique House Hall.