Young­sters have lots of ap­ples for the teacher

Macclesfield Express - - TIME-TRIP -

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.”

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