The Royal High Junior School have been taking their learning into the outdoors this week and placing community at the heart of their work.

Under the direction of Key Stage 2 teacher Ms Emma Appleby (Head of Outdoor Learning and Discovery) a group of enthusiastic girls collected apples and blackberries from their extensive grounds at Cranwell House, Weston and approached Waitrose to support their jelly-making idea, by donating sugar for the appeal. Forming part of the Bath store’s Community Matters Scheme, the Royal High Junior girls have already raised £174 for The West of England Falconry based in Newton St Loe.

Head of the Royal High Junior School Heidi Hughes said ‘it was a hive of activity as pupils measured, prepared and made many jars of jellies. The smells wafting around the school were wonderful!’The ISI inspection in 2016 drew attention to The Royal High’s outstanding education where pupils make a full contribution to an exceptional school community and this was exemplified when the jelly making diversified to chutney after a home-grown giant marrow was brought in by Ms Appleby! The busy food technology rooms saw the year 3’s design labels on lap tops and create fabric tops from school dress material!

The Junior girls have already sold the products within their school community and at The Widcombe Deli. They were proud to present Waitrose Bath Community Matters champion Sharon, with a sample of Hedgerow Jelly for the store’s staff room!  To support Royal High Junior School’s valuable cause raising funds for local birds please participate in the green token charity appeal currently running in the Waitrose Bath store.