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Warren School visit 30 September 2014
posted by CS on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:54
15 pupils together with teachers, teaching assistants and parent helpers visited the orchard. Some of the pupils have been before, for others it was their first time. We started with lunch in St James Village Hall and then we all went to the orchard, where we picked some of the apples that were ready, Adam's Pearmain, Kidds Orange Red, Sturmer Pippin, and we all tried slices of them. We also enjoyed some apple muffins that Christine had made. The trees looked very good, some of the trees with many beautiful apples, especially Norfolk Beefing, an amazing, almost dark browny red apple. The crab apple trees are covered in fruit, as are the cider apple trees. We were also fascinated by the Medlar at the entrance which has lots of interesting looking fruit. We hope the School comes back again before too long, it is an excellent natural place for children to explore. After leaving our orchard, the School went on to Metfield Community Orchard.
By the Foukien sea the first fruits of summer will get you a deep, rich red.   (Lean-sien (Chinese 17th C))