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There’s a welcome in the orchards for local school pupils

It may have been a wet and drizzly day, but that didn’t deter a group of Early Years pupils from Wells Cathedral School coming along to the apple orchards at Thatchers’ Myrtle Farm in Sandford to learn about harvest.

Thatchers orchard manager Chris Muntz-Torres showed the group of 4 and 5 year olds apples growing on the trees and talked to them about the life cycle of the fruit. He talked about different types of apples grown at Myrtle Farm, and the children were able to help pick apples from the trees. There was even a tractor on hand for them to climb into.

Charlotte White, head of EYFS at Wells Cathedral School said, “What an exciting and memorable experience it was to bring a group of children along to the orchards at Myrtle Farm to learn about apples. Despite the weather they all had a blast! It’s very important to teach children all about harvest and where food is grown, so this was a wonderful opportunity to experience local orchards at first hand.”

Emma Cox, training coordinator at Thatchers said, ”Nothing beats seeing an orchard close-up at harvest time, and I’m so pleased the school was able to share this experience with this Early Years group. Being able to climb into the tractor was a highlight for them!”

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