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Youngsters' taste buds tickled

Youngsters' taste buds tickled

Published at 4:12pm 22nd October 2015. (Updated at 4:55pm 22nd October 2015)

Children from primary schools across Yorkshire have been learning all about apples as part of a new event at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.

For the first time, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society celebrated National Apple Day with an 'apple extravaganza'.

Pupils from Pickhill Church of England Primary School, near Bedale, were among those to join in the celebrations.

Josh Snowdon, aged 9, said: "It's been really interesting, we've learnt loads - like there are more than 7,000 varieties of apples, and each time we plant a pip, a new variety evolves. And the apples taste good too!"

Liz Hudson, Charities Manager of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, added: "This is part of the Society's ongoing work to raise awareness amongst children about where their food comes from.

"We want to inspire and enthuse them about the wonderful range of apple varieties and their versatility and that there are so many more varieties than Granny Smiths."

The children were also given the chance to juice apples, taste them and put their crafting skills to the test with activities using recycled materials.

National Apple Day

Lawrence Whitmarsh, 8, and Josh Snowdon, 9, juicing apples at the Great Yorkshire Showground