Choose your fruity favourite

Just Regional
Mar 13, 2024 2 mins read

Never mind flowers and chocolates, youngsters at Sprowston Infant School know the way to your loved-one’s heart is through crumble!

The children celebrated Valentine’s Day with their Sprowston Crumble Bake Off, making a tasty end to the term.

Years 1 and 2 pupils have been working on a design and technology project to make crumble for themselves and the local community.

Earlier in the term they evaluated several fruits, thinking about their taste and texture before selecting apples, pears and blueberries.

After generating a questionnaire, a group visited Mousehold View Care Home where they loved meeting some of the residents. “The children really enjoyed carrying out their research and enjoying a little chat, finding out what some of the residents had to eat when they were at school,” said deputy head Emma Wyatt.

On the big day the youngsters had a busy morning weighing, peeling, chopping and making the crumbles.

The pressure was on to have the crumbles ready for the oven and they made 25 crumbles before the deadline.

Everyone enjoyed trying the crumbles and visitors voted for their favourite, “Strictly-style”, with paddles.

It was very close but apple crumble was voted the winner.

Teacher and D&T lead Amanda Humphrey said: “The fact that we made the crumbles for our friends at Mousehold View Care Home made it a genuine, purposeful project. The children were so excited about their visitors coming and the atmosphere on the day was amazing.

“We would also like to thank Tesco for donating the fruit for our crumbles, making it a real community event.”


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