Youngsters have lots of apples for the teacher
CHILDREN learned more about where food comes from when they pressed apples to make their own juice.
The pupils from Bollington St John’s C of E Primary School visited an applery for a company which makes juice from unwanted homegrown apples.
The firm, named the Random Apple Company, is based at Swancoe in Macclesfield.
The children from the reception class took their collection of apples that they had handpicked from their school’s orchard to press into fresh juice.
The children used traditional methods to wash, pulp and press the apples then produce their own bottle of juice to take back to school.
All leftover apples were baked into tasty apple crumbles by the children and taken home to their families.
Melanie Walker, headteacher at the Federation of Pott Shrigley and Bollington St John’s Schools, said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed their day making fresh apple juice.
“It linked in beautifully with their topic of healthy eating.
“We feel it is very important the children understand where their food has come from and see the full circle from tree to plate.”