Fruit at core of Marlborough School Apple Day celebrations
Nature’s bounty was at the core of celebrations at Marlborough School last week, when pupils and parents pulled together for their annual apple day.
An array of fruit was on display at the event, on Thursday, with apples from both Trelissick and people’s own back gardens.
Cathy Godfrey, who is a parent and organiser of the day alongside Karen Narramore and Sancha Burton, said: “This is the fifth year we have done it and it’s always a big hit. “There was a smaller crop of apples |generally this year and the head gardener at Trelissick said it was because it was raining heavily when the blossom needed to be |pollinated, so the bees couldn’t fly.
“But despite that we have got a lot of |traditional games and this year we even have an enchanted trail.”
Other activities on offer at the day included a rolling apple race and peeling an apple to then compare the longest apple peel, as well as yummy treats on sale with apple juice provided by the Cornish Food Market.
Headteacher Richard Gambier, said: “It’s become one of our big traditions in our school and it’s just a lovely alternative to a harvest festival.
“It’s as much a social gathering as |anything else, bringing everyone together at the ‘core’ of the community.”