Apple Picking We Go!

We could not have asked for a more perfect day for our apple picking trip! When we set out for a trip like apple picking from downtown Toronto, it means that we are going on a trek! (Cue the big yellow bus and the huge picnic lunch for RFRK because we are going to make a day of it!) Heading out from Richmond and Maud at 9:15am puts us at our destination, Avalon Orchard in Innisfil (yes, Innisfil!) at approximately 10:30. Luckily, we had just enough time for snack.
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With our bellies full and our boots, on we begin our hike. The amazing thing about a day like today is that we take what we do at school each and every day and bring it out into the world. We put into use the skills the skills the children cultivate and develop and enable them to flourish. The children are given the tools they need and then off they go! In the orchard all you need are your walking feet…
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a bag…
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and a little bit of independence!
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Needless to say, the children had a fantastic time; with the apple “eye to the sky” and their bags nice and full we all head back to gather together for lunch.
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With the fuel in the tank and the sun shining bright, no day at the orchard is complete without a wagon ride!
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The perfect day at the orchard! (and a quiet bus ride back!)
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- A special thanks to Ewan’s Dad, Dave, for sharing his photos of the day.

October 13, 2011. Uncategorized, Field Trips. No Comments.