School officially became the newest member of the Boarding Orchard when they
planted Coxs Orange Pippin by the schools new performing arts facility: The
Quarry Theatre at St Lukes on Tuesday 12th May 2015.
Fletcher, National Director of the Boarding Schools Association (BSA), joined
the Vice Master, Colin Baker and Senior Boarding Housemaster, Chris Bury, as
well as young boarders from the schools six senior boarding houses at the tree
planting whilst on a tour of the schools boarding facilities.
Fletcher commented, I am thrilled and delighted that Bedford School has joined
our ever growing orchard. It is a wonderful commitment to growth and the
environment, and one, I hope, todays boarders as well as many future
generations at the school will enjoy.
BSA aims for the orchard to be the largest, by distance, in the UK and involves
boarding schools joining the initiative by planting fruit trees in their
grounds. The trees symbolise the tree of knowledge and demonstrate each
schools commitment to growth and caring for the environment.