At the end of September we held an events day at the Orchard. This featured a bird ringing event in the morning and an apple juicing event in the afternoon, with some general bits of orchard maintenance going on throughout the day. We also planted some more wild flowers for the wild flower meadow, many […]
Following on from the Infant and Junior schools planting out wild flowers, as part of our project to establish a wild flower meadow in the orchard, we followed up recently with some children from the Histon Early Years Centre. It was a lovely morning and four children came with the two trays that they had […]
First, a huge Thank You to Malcolm Ausden, Principal Ecologist with the RSPB for the wonderful display of locally trapped moths. Malcolm was surrounded by crowds of all ages as visitors were drawn to his table like…well that’s how he caught the moths in the first place.
Over the winter months children from the Junior School had been growing wild flowers from seeds planted in trays. This was the morning that their work came to fruition as those seedlings were planted out in the orchard.
Children from the Infant School had been growing wild flowers from seeds in trays over the winter. 30 children with their teacher Marisa Ray and helpers brought the plants they had grown and planted them in a plot on the east side of the Community Orchard.
On Saturday 26th January between 10am and 3pm, the HICOP stall was at Science Saturday at the Junior School. The theme was wildlife and traditionally-managed orchards. We had our information display unit and a variety of orchard-related activities for all ages, including quizzes, apple tasting and printing with apples.
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