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A slice of Family Green Fair and Apple Day
APPLES with a hint of history and taste of honey are on the menu at a fun-filled day at Thorners School’s award-winning Discovery Area and Wildlife Haven.
The Litton Cheney school is inviting families to come and enjoy its Family Green Fair and Apple Day on Sunday, October 13 from 2.30pm.
The event aims to celebrate sustainability, green and traditional heritage skills, outdoor learning, conservation, busking musicians, local people, history and all things appley.
Over the last couple of years the event has proved extremely popular and this year there will also be plenty of bee-themed activities and treats on offer as the school is still buzzing from winning of 60 Friends of the Earth Bee Zones.
There will also be stalls offering gifts, information and local hot foods and refreshments including cider and mulled apple juice.
To celebrated the community build of the school’s Saxon Hut people can also take a trip back in time at the history village with experts from the Ancient Wessex Network and Dorset County Museum on hand and a chance to try ancient trading, Saxon braiding and making Saxon rune jewellery.
There will be live music and busking throughout the afternoon with performers including the pirate band Black Wreck Boarding Crew.
There will also be a host of activities for children at the event, such as willow weaving, chalk carving, peg doll making and apple and harvest juggling as well as nature activities and the chance to meet local wildlife.
Thorners parent Mickey Bell said: “We are aiming to inspire families and children in developing a caring sustainable future for their whole family.”
The celebrations will be held at the Discovery Area and Wildlife Haven in the ground of Thorners School and the LATCH (Litton and Thorners Community Hall).
Entry is by donation.
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