Truro Prep Orchard

Would you like to donate an Apple Tree?

You may remember that just under a year ago we lost over 30 trees from our woodlands in one night. Whilst devastating and sad, the space opened up has presented us with an exciting opportunity; consequently we have decided to plant a new orchard of native Cornish apple trees.


The plan is to plant between 20 to 30 apples trees behind the new outdoor classroom. We have received excellent advice from Tom Clarke, Head Gardener at Trelissick and given that the ground is ready and prepared, we are keen to get on with it.


I would like to invite anyone with a connection to the school, whether as a parent, pupil, former pupil or staff member to purchase a tree on our behalf. Each tree will be labelled with the name of the donor and will be planted by our Year 5 pupils as part of the environmental section of their John Muir Award.


If you would like to donate a tree to the school, please complete the attached pro forma by Monday 2 February and enclose a cheque. Donations should be no less than £25 to cover the cost of purchasing and planting the tree, but please feel free to be more generous. Any funds raised over and above the costs required will be donated to Michael Morpurgo’s charity, Farms for City Kids.


I do hope you will join me and my family in planting trees to remember the very happy times we have had at our wonderful school.


With all best wishes,


Matthew Lovett


Truro Prep Orchard Donation Form (PDF)