Here you will find a selection of activies and lesson plans to teach students about orchards, food-growing, and sustainable food systems (we even snuck some mathetmatics in there too!)
We hope that learning about orchards will help children to appreciate the beauty of nature around them, and to foster a lifelong respect for the plants and animals we share the planet with.
Making Apple Juice
This a ‘how to’ guide for making fresh apple juice in schools, for schools with or
without juice pressing equipment.
Making Dried Apple Rings
This a guide for a super low-tech method for preserving an apple glut which lends
itself to enterprise – why not sell apple rings to the wider school community?
Pruning Lesson Plan
Learn about the parts of a tree and why it’s important to prune fruit trees.
Fruit Thinning Math
During the summer it is important to ‘thin’ out the developing fruitlets – why not make this mathematical?
Lifecycles and Foodchains
Learn about the lifecycles and food chains of some of the plants and animals commonly found in the orchard.
Apples of The British Isles
Learn about the huge range of apple varieties that grow all around the British Isles with this
classroom-based lesson plan