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Newark pre-schoolers get fruity in Morrisons workshop


By Rachel Armitage


An assortment of fruit and vegetables were on the menu for Newark pre-schoolers.

Appleton Day Nursery children and staff were visited by Morrisons community champion Jade Chapman, who came to the nursery as part of the supermarket’s outreach work.

The children were given a workshop in the theme of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, where they could try all sorts of different fruits and vegetables just like those eaten by the greedy creepy crawly in the classic children’s story.

From left: Jacob Panting, 3, Kamile Gudzebiciute, 2, Kane Thomas, 3, nursery nurse Becky Allen, Isla Brown, 2 and Tyler Ranyard and Mason Ranyard, both 2. (17300453)
From left: Jacob Panting, 3, Kamile Gudzebiciute, 2, Kane Thomas, 3, nursery nurse Becky Allen, Isla Brown, 2 and Tyler Ranyard and Mason Ranyard, both 2. (17300453)

Jade said: “The children are able to try lots of fruits and vegetables that some of them haven’t had the opportunity to have before, and there’s quite a variety here for them.”

Fruit and vegetables included apples, strawberries, grapes, blueberries, carrots, tomatoes, mushrooms, and mange tout.

The children then made fruit faces, with banana slices for eyes, oranges for ears, apple slices for a mouth and so on.

Nursery deputy manager Megan Mable said: “Jade approached us us to come and did the workshop with us as part of our topic on farms, so the children were able to see where their food comes from.

“It also enabled the children to see people who work in the community who they recognise, as some of them had recognised Jade from Morrisons.

“It’s worked really well and the children have been really open to trying new things.”

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