Sandford Primary School students enjoy trip to Thatchers’ orchards

PUBLISHED: 14:00 23 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:23 23 October 2017

Sandford School visit Myrtle Farm Orchards. Picture: Neil Phillips

Sandford School visit Myrtle Farm Orchards. Picture: Neil Phillips

Neil Phillips

Pupils from Sandford Primary School enjoyed an autumn guided tour around Myrtle Farm.

Thatchers Cider farm manager Chris Muntz-Torres took two classes from the school on a walk around the famous apple orchards.

He said: “The orchards are right here in the heart of Sandford and at this time of year they are looking stunning, laden with apples.

“We were really pleased to have the opportunity to show the pupils first hand the orchards and harvest process.”

Chris spoke about the life cycle of apple trees and the different types of apples grown at the farm.

The pupils also had the chance to taste some of the farm’s fruit straight from the tree.

Headteacher Lin Williams said: “It was a real treat for the children to be able to take a walk through the orchards at this time of year.

“For many it was their first experience of enjoying an orchard at harvest time.”

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