PUPILS at Pebworth First School celebrated harvest by holding a Great Autumn Pudding Feast.

Pupils at  the school have been busy harvesting the fruits of the seasons from the school fruit and vegetable garden and then having cookery lessons, to convert all the fruit into delicious puddings.

Class One picked over 100 apples from the Elstar tree and 120 pears from the ‘Conference’ tree, along with a range of other cultivars. These were then baked into a range of puddings.

All the pupils, from Reception to Year 5, were involved in baking.  They made Pear and Chocolate Cake, Spiced Apple Tray Bake, Pear Upside-down Cake and Apple, Lemon and Honey Tart, along with 4 other delicious recipes. 

The school then held a Pudding Feast, inviting 18 guests to join them. 

The children sang ‘Food, Glorious Food’, before the puddings were paraded into the school hall. 

All the guests came from the village and have some voluntary role within the community. Four of the Year 4 and 5 pupils acted as waiters and waitresses, inviting the guests to choose three puddings, which they then served, along with drinks.

Mary and Peter Harrison, who were guests at the Pudding Feast, said: "It’s always a joy to come into the school and see the enthusiasm the children have and the taste their wonderful culinary skills."

The school garden provides a wonderful asset for teaching in, as the children learn to cultivate the plants.  All the produce is cooked and eaten by the pupils, providing them with valuable life skills and an understanding of  how food is produced and prepared.