Education

WHERE LEARNING IS FUN

The National Fruit Show, financially supported by fruit grower AC Goatham and fruit marketeers APL Ltd , is pleased to be able to offer free workshops to Key stage 2 children in Kent and London.  Using colourful characters and hands-on activities, these workshops combine fun with learning and can be tailored to suit what is being taught in the classroom whether the focus is on science (the life cycle of the apple tree), geography (where does our food come from?) or healthy eating (why is fruit good for you?).  Children have the opportunity to taste British fruit when it is in season and out of season try snacks such as apple crisps and fruit leathers. The children can also try their hand at juicing their own apple juice and if the school has a garden there is the option to plant an apple tree with advice on how to prune and look after it.

All children receive a comic, colouring sheet and "I tried an apple today" sticker together with our "Parent Pack" leaflet to take home to show family and friends.

This great opportunity is completely free to schools.  All costs are met by the National Fruit Show and key sponsors AC Goatham and APL Ltd.

We will shortly be offering on-line workshop booking but in the meantime please see the excellent film made by AC Goatham and Sons for KS2 on You tube.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPbnGNx4zUo

Please contact us for more information : email or Tel: 01732 874564 or 07484 514717


NEW! TEACHERS' PACK FOR KS2

A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF AN APPLE TREE

The yearly cycle of an apple tree may not be something which is on the National Curriculum for KS2 as obviously as 'The Tudors' and 'World War 2', however it is an inspiring topic for covering lots of areas of the curriculum in a wide variety of subjects. Most obviously it covers important components of Science and PSHE's healthy eating.

This teachers' pack aims to demonstrate how versatile and exciting 'A Year in the Life of an Apple Tree' can be as a classroom topic. It will give teachers new ideas and activities to try, pinpoint resources and provide practical classroom materials all focused around KS2 curriculum and ready to help get your class off to a flying start.

CLASSROOM WORKSHOPS

To complement the teachers' pack, we offer a FREE 1 hour interactive workshop in your classroom. Children will learn about 'A Year in the Life of an Apple Tree' - and how much effort goes into growing this super fruit - with our fun hands-on lesson aimed to tickle the taste buds and get the children excited about healthy eating.

Linked closely to the KS2 Science curriculum, we will play games, hold a copy of the 'biggest apple in the world', ask questions and try different varieties of apple. And if that wasn't enough, each class will have the opportunity to plant a real apple tree, donated by us, in their school grounds to enjoy and carry on the learning.

Places are limited and it is first come first served so make sure you don't miss this unique opportunity.

Please contact Samantha Smith: email or Tel: 01622 749582 or 07841 837913

SCHOOL VISITS TO THE SHOW

We are in the process of devising a visitor programme for secondary school students who wish to make a career in horticulture and related sectors. These visits are by appointment only.

If your school is interested in visiting the show please contact info@nationalfruitshow.org.uk

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