Youngsters get to see the fruits of their labours

Over Kellet pupils enjoy their fruit picking.
Over Kellet pupils enjoy their fruit picking.

Local fruit farmer David Wilson once again welcomed the new Reception class from Wilson’s Endowed CE School in Over Kellet to his fruit farm at Leapers’ Rock.

It was a glorious September morning as the children explored the different fruit trees and soft fruit shrubs, filling their baskets with juicy ripe fruit in the autumn sunshine.

The children returned to school laden with fruit, juicy plums and cooking apples as well as punnets of delicious berries and they have now baked fruit crumbles, including an extra special one for Mr Wilson.

The children’s baking session was ably assisted by dad and local chef Stuart Walton and mum Julie Black.

Headteacher Jo Williams said: “I believe it is important for children to know where their food comes from and what goes into producing it.

“We have much to celebrate locally and it is good that the children have the opportunity to experience different aspects of farming.”