Recently, Kindergarten went to Canoelands Orchard. This excursion was planned because we have been learning about gardens and are getting ready to learn about transport and how we receive goods.
Students watched as tomatoes were washed and sorted by a machine. Then they were able to help pack the tomatoes ready for delivery. They got to go inside the c old room where the tomatoes are kept at a low temperature to maintain their freshness.
Students also got to experience other aspects of rural life. They fed Milkshake and Mary, the orchard’s horses. They also got to ride on a tractor and see the orchard’s nectarine, plum and mandarin trees. They saw the ground that has been ploughed and prepared for their new apple trees.
Later on in the day, they saw a presentation about how honey is produced and harvested and got to have a taste of the local honey. It was delicious! The highlight of the day for many though, was the picking of tomatoes from their vines.