29 Apr Chief Executive of the Boarding Schools’ Association visits Appleford School
David King, Headmaster of Appleford, was delighted to welcome Robin Fletcher, Chief Executive of the Boarding Schools’ Association to Appleford School on Wednesday 27 April. Appleford has now joined many other boarding schools across the country and worldwide to become part of the BSA ‘Boarding Orchard’ scheme.
The initiative was set up to plant the largest orchard by distance hence boarding schools have been encouraged to plant 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.
Appleford School aptly chose an apple tree which was planted by the Lower School outside the new Sixth Form Centre. They hope it is not too long before the tree bears its first fruit.
Head of Boarding, Kezia Maynard said, ‘It was a pleasure to meet and talk to Robin and to show him around Appleford. We hope to welcome him back one day to an apple pie, made from the fruit of our very own apple tree.’