A huge thank you to all our partner schools for producing such wonderful “Great Blackberry Pick” displays for Local History Day 2015 at Droitwich Library last Saturday! We also had home-made blackberry jams made by Ombersley and Tibberton First Schools and jam jar labels by Hindlip and Tibberton First Schools, all judged by three of … More Local History Day 2015 @ Droitwich Library
It was very exciting to hear the children from our four first schools on BBC Hereford and Worcester last week! The children had recorded a short radio report about their blackberry picking trips to Smite Farm. Emmy and Jack from Tibberton narrated the report – they sounded clear and confident and we were very proud of them. … More Great Blackberry Pick on the Radio!
“I have enjoyed learning about what life was like 100 years ago in the war. School was very different and there were lots of punishments. I think I would like to go to school now because the teachers were very strict 100 years ago! I really enjoyed picking the blackberries and making the jam … More What the children have enjoyed and learnt during the project
We all enjoyed making crumble with the blackberries we collected. The children picked pears from the tree in their school garden and together with these and some bramley apples made a delicious crumble that filled the school with a smell that made all the other children and teacher’s mouths water! We all helped to weigh … More Blackberry, Pear and Apple Crumble
Following a successful pick of this year’s crop of blackberries at Smite Farm yesterday, the children have today turned their blackberries into some very delicious jam! All the children helped wash and weigh out the blackberries, cook them, add the sugar and pour them into individual jars. They have each designed and made their own … More Blackberry Jam
Liam and Eric from Hindlip School found more than fruit when they went blackberry picking with their class. Eric: ‘This morning Orange Class picked loads of blackberries. I saw a grasshopper and there were loads of other insects. The brambles were very prickly and stuck onto my shirt! I really enjoyed my morning.’ Liam: ‘When … More What we found in the blackberries!
A fantastic morning in the sunshine doing what local children did 100 years ago! The Year 3 & 4’s from Hindlip First School visited Smite farm to go blackberry picking. First we learnt that in 1917 the children at Hindlip picked around 700 kg of blackberries under the Ministry of Food scheme. This is in our … More Hindlip children blackberry picking at Smite Farm
It’s only the second day of term but pupils at Hindlip First School in Fernhill Heath have already thrown themselves into their First World War project, learning all about historical sources. James Robertson from Droitwich Library showed the children a collection of 100 year old objects, including photograph albums from the home front and the … More Hindlip gets started!
Remember the fun of picking blackberries at the start of Autumn? Year 3 and 4 are going to be doing just that this week when we start our topic ‘The Great Blackberry Pick’ as part of our studies on the Home Front and WW1. Keep up to date with our progress and findings here.