The new Reception class at Culford Pre-Prep planted a tree in the grounds this term to mark the start of their Culford journey. Parents, family and friends were invited to watch the occasion and a plaque commemorated the new class’ first day at school.
One of the oldest features in the 480 acres that surround Culford is the so-called ‘King of the Park’ oak tree which was planted in C.1591, making it the oldest tree on the estate. Reception class enjoyed planting the newest oak at the school and are looking forward to watching their tree grow throughout the year, already anticipating picnics there next summer.
Headmistress, Sarah Preston said, “This is the third year we have planted a tree for the Reception class and we aim to keep the tradition going. The idea is that the tree grows with the class as they move through Culford and they are able to come back and visit it every year until they finish School.”