As part of Green Week at Bruton School for Girls, students from Prep to Sixth Form helped to harvest the apples that grow in the orchards on the school site. The apples were picked and provided to Oliver Dowding, a local Somerset apple juice and cider maker.
Green Week is an annual school event which focuses on eco related issues. As well as apple-picking in the sunshine, girls took part in other activities across the school curriculum from dying fabric with natural colours from fruits and spices in Art Textiles to making Beeswax paper as a sustainable alternative to cling-film in the Food department.
Headmistress, Nicky Botterill, said; “The whole school community enjoyed the quintessentially Somerset pursuit of apple-picking on a gloriously sunny morning and it was great fun for students and staff alike. Green issues and sustainability have been firmly established in our school ethos for some time and we are the only school in the South West to have been awarded the Eco Schools Ambassador Award. We can’t fail to notice that this subject is becoming more and more important, and as a school we have a duty to help educate the girls about environmental issues that affect us all.”