In March 2018, Felsted were delighted to join the Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) initiative ‘Boarding Orchard’ by planting a fruit tree in front of Stocks's House.
Headmaster Chris Townsend joined Robin Fletcher, the BSA’s National Director, to mark the occasion and put the final touches to the planting. They were joined by some of our international boarding students from Bermuda, Germany and Russia.
The Boarding Orchard was launched by the BSA in 2014. It aims to be the ‘largest’ orchard by geography in the world and encourages schools to involve their pupils in planting trees to support 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, Russia and the USA. The initiative has also gained approval from HRH Prince of Wales.
Robin Fletcher said: “For many years, HRH The Prince of Wales has been a great champion of a wide range of causes and projects relating to protecting the environment and sustainability, so we’re delighted that our Boarding Orchard scheme has his support. Since its creation, more than 150 schools all over the world have contributed to the Boarding Orchard, planting over 180 trees and each year, more of our members join the scheme. Through this project, we can work together to address the urgent need for action on climate change and play our part in protecting the environment for generations to come.”