Core! Apple day fun for youngsters at Cirencester Hospital orchard
YOUNGSTERS have been enjoying the fruits of their labour with a pick and press apple day in Cirencester.
Organised by Gloucestershire NHS, the event gave pupils from Powell’s and Chesterton primary schools the chance to pick apples from trees at Cirencester Hospital’s orchard.
The children also got a fun health kick by using a smoothie bike to create their own fresh fruit drinks.
Trudy Hudson, a Year One pupil at Powell’s, could only just reach the pedals but loved making her own berry smoothie.
"I would drink smoothies every day if I had a bike like that in my house," she said.
Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust chairman Ruth FitzJohn, said the event was about "public health in action".
"Some children don’t know apples grow on trees. It’s important for children to get outside and have fun with healthy eating," she said.
The orchard at the back of the hospital has been cleared with the help of Cirencester’s Conservation Volunteers and ‘Green Gym’ members.
The Green Gym meets every first and third Thursday of the month from 10am to 1pm to work on the site. New volunteers are welcome to turn up.