‘Our day at the York Food Festival’

The students from Yearsley School watch a demonstration at the festival. Photographs: Mrs Grayson, Yearsley Grove School
28 Sep 2013 @ 9.02 pm
| Food & drink
The students from Yearsley School watch a demonstration at the festival. Photographs: Mrs Grayson, Yearsley Grove School
The students watch a demonstration at the festival. Photographs: Mrs Grayson, Yearsley Grove School

mia-headshotLots of schools get involved in the food festival. Ten-year-old Mia Titley reports on her class’s school trip which involved everything from maggots to melons


All the Years 5 and 6 of Yearsley Grove Primary School went to the Food And Drink Festival in York.

We went as a school trip, and first we tried making chocolate. Then all of us learnt about farmers and maggots.

Personally, my favourite bit was when we tested fruit and had a healthy smoothie, because the fruit we tested was scrumptious.

Unlike the chocolate workshop, where most of it tasted horrible, the fruit workshop was lovely and I really like melons now and I didn’t really used to!

The melons we tried were water, galia and honeydew. My favourite melon in particular was the watermelon because it was really sweet and juicy.

Learning about life on the farm
Learning about life on the farm
A fistful of maggots
A fistful of maggots
Mia and friend Natalie try different types of melon
Mia and friend Natalie try different types of melon

Immediately after, Dave (who was the man who owned the demonstration tent) showed us how to make a really simple smoothie.

When Dave put all of the ingredients in, which were strawberries, normal yoghurt and milk, it only took him about five seconds to blend it all in! All it tasted of was strawberry yogurt.

In my opinion that was probably the best trip I have been on since year four.

I thoroughly enjoyed tasting the lovely melons, and will consider making the smoothie at home.

 


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