Fruit harvesting and juicing at Shipston High School
We had a successful apple and pear picking trip to Portabello last Tuesday (13th october), thanks to Keith, and with the help of PC Guy Blacklock we were able to take the fruit picked to Shipston High School this afternoon. There is a blossoming Food Science after-school group there run by the Mrs Butterworth, Food Science teacher.
Mrs Butterworth was very interested in the suggestion that we follow up this exercise next year by arranging for a small group of interested children to take the whole process from picking to juicing. It ties in very well with other aspects of their curriculum including waste, recycling etc. PC Guy Blacklock was delighted with the result. There is a move to plant a community orchard in the grounds of the school at some point.
Both the picking and the fruit juicing were photographed for the Herald, and the article should appear either next Friday or the one after.