The humble apple was celebrated in every conceivable way by the children and families of Marlborough School in Falmouth on Friday.

Centre stage was given to tasting apples, where thanks to donations, the children had the chance to munch their way through over 25 different varieties of apples - including numerous Cornish varieties such as Cornish Gyllyflower, Manaccan Primrose and Snells’s Glass Apple.

There was tough competition in the apple pie bake off, with the winning entry from Tansy Grice who baked six wonderful tasting apple pies decorated to represent each of the school’s Packet Ship ‘houses.’

Many children dived head-long into the apple bobbing, fully dunking themselves to try and catch the elusive apples, while others crushed apples and used their muscle power to press apples to make fresh apple juice. The free afternoon of activities also provided a longest peel competition, mucky dip, apple shy, toffee apples and apple cake eating.

Head teacher, Richard Gambier, said: “Apple Day is a date on the calendar the children look forward to every year, where the celebration of the apple is paramount. The event is run by parent volunteers and really feels like the school community pulling together. All the money raised is used to help us extend the children’s experience of learning outdoors.”

A huge thank you goes out to all the families of Marlborough School for all their support, but also to Trelissick Garden, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Westcountry Fruit Sales, Colin Hawke and Natasha Collings-Costello, who all donated apples.