“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!
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.
First question we need to answer is – what was the Great Blackberry Pick? And how many children were involved? Professor Maggie Andrews from the University of Worcester told us that there were so many food shortages during 1917 and 1918, that schools stopped lessons for two half days in the autumn to gather blackberries. … More How did blackberries help the war effort?