Here we Come a Wassailing
It appears the ancient English tradition of wassailing must be alive and well in Bethnal Green. The tradition involved groups drinking and singing to the apple-producing trees to wish them a healthy harvest. This week at Rachel Keeling the children have been engaged in a lengthy harvest of one of our apple trees. Children problem-solved retrieving the apples, gathering them and counting them. This process took some thought and organisation as there were 76 apples counted! Next came the washing, peeling and chopping by a group of children. Apples were eaten raw, others taken home and some used to make baked apple puree. Next week we will be continuing our festive sensory baking with cinnamon, ginger and plenty of apple!
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