Ashdon youngsters make apple juice

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Pupils at Ashdon Primary School celebrated the Harvest Festival by making apple juice from locally produced apples.

Supported by Rob and Kay Elston, members of the Ashdon Gardening Club, all of the members of the school got involved in the process, which involved pulping the apples, pressing and bottling the juice and then making labels for bottles, before selling it to parents.

School head Gary Brown said, “The Elstons are former parents of the school and I know Rob has worked hard during the last year obtaining grants so that the village gardening club now has all the juice making equipment.

“He asked me at the end of last year whether he could work with the school at our Harvest festival celebration, and I was more than happy to oblige.”

More than 100 litres of apple juice was sold to parents along with other preserves and cakes.

All money raised will be donated to Help for Heroes charity which the school will be supporting this year following a vote held by the school council.

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