Hundreds of new apple trees were planted in the Worcestershire sunshine at a college.

More than 40 people turned up to Pershore College to plant the estimated 260 Cheerfull (corr) Gold trees in the college grounds.

The trees were donated to the college, which is part of Warwickshire College, by Dr Theresa Huxley to create a trial orchard which will see students being responsible for the maintenance and production of the orchard.

The new orchard will also be an excellent opportunity for the students to learn about and care for the growing fruit trees.

Julia Page, assistant principal (Land-based) at Warwickshire College, said: “We had an excellent day planting the new fruit trees here at Pershore and I am extremely grateful for the help we have received from all the volunteers who joined us.

“I would also like to thank Dr Huxley for the kind donation of the trees which will be a great asset to the college and our students in years to come.”

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