West Berkshire pupils enjoy Autumn Harvest Celebration at Newbury Showground
West Berkshire pupils enjoyed a special visit last week.
On Wednesday (October 4), The Newbury and District Agricultural Society welcomed five local schools to enjoy a day of hands-on learning as part of its Autumn Harvest Celebration at Newbury Showground.
Pupils from Hampstead Norreys Primary School, The Castle School, Mary Hare Primary School, Enborne Primary School and Inkpen Primary School arrived from 10.15am to take part in six activities.
The children had fun apple bobbing and found the traditional varieties of English apples very tasty.
They also enjoyed handling and learning about a selection of decorative and edible pumpkins, squashes and gourds; making seasonal collages; and tasting apple crumble and pumpkin soup.
“The day was very well received,” said NADAS education officer, Jan Murray. “The schools all went home very happy with the activities and the children are definitely now more enlightened about seasonal fruit and vegetables.”
After lunch, pupils joined in weighing any pumpkins their schools had grown, with prizes being awarded for the heaviest.
Pupils from Windsor class at The Castle School won the competition — their pumpkin weighing more than three kilograms.
The day’s activities were completed by 1.30pm.