School Orchard Project

The National Lottery have awarded us funding to help some local schools to set up orchards in their grounds. So we are working with six local schools.


  • Malcolm Sargent Primary School

  • Baston CE Primary School

  • Copthill School

  • Ryhall CE Academy

  • Cottesmore Primary School

  • Bythams Primary School


  • Bringing children and parents together in a practical and productive way

  • Improving school grounds for children and wildlife

  • Using the grounds, orchard and apples in the curriculum

  • Introducing children and parents to new skills and interests

  • Creating more opportunities for making local healthy food and drink


We have offered fruit trees and planting equipment to each selected school. We are having a teachers course for these schools and others. They will also be offered a printed guide on setting up and using school orchards. Lastly they will also have support to help promote and celebrate all that is good about apples and orchards – for food, drink, wildlife and people, with a display of the results  at our SCOG Apple Day in October 2019.