OPEN EVENING EVENT

Open evening provided an opportunity for visitors to the school to see some of the progress made towards developing a fruit orchard at BBEC. A group of Y8 students had been able to revisit the orchard at Whittingham to see the trees in fruit and to gather a range of different apples to produce a display highlighting the range. Further examples of the wide range of apple varieties grown locally were provided by fruits brought into school for identification by both staff and students.

If you know of an older tree, bring three good examples with stalks into school clearly labelled with your name, place, approx age of tree (if known) and whether it is used for cooking or eating or both. At school we will then be given help to discover more about these local trees, which in turn will help us to decide the fruits that will make up the school orchard.

National Apple Day is on Thursday October 21st and this week at school we shall be making sure that the whole school is brought up to date with the Fruit-full School Project. Events during the week will include quizzes, and inter- tutor group competitions culminating in the final of a longest peel competition on Friday, together with apple bobbing, tasting and juicing. We are very grateful to the PTA who recently made it possible for us to have our own apple press in time for this celebration.

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