The children of Pickering Community Infant and Nursery School have been exploring the extensive school grounds and the food growing in their sensory garden as part of their learning about seasons.

They have been collecting apples for apple crumble and the Year One and Two children have spent some time exploring seasonal produce at local allotments.

The children found out what kind of fruit and vegetables can be harvested at this time of year and have used some of these when cooking their own autumn stew recipes.

Sallie Harland, secretary and treasurer of Pickering and District Smallholders and Allotments Association said: “They were amazingly inquisitive whilst being respectful of the plots and took away lots of knowledge and some delicious raspberries too which I hope they enjoy.”

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