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Upton Hall School

Inspiring Young People

Upton's apple juice featured on BBC Radio Merseyside

Upton's apple juice featured on BBC Radio Merseyside
Upton's enterprising young students and pupils were featured on BBC Radio Merseyside last week in an interview showcasing our very own apple juice, Green Lady.  The interviewers were impressed by the creativity and sustainability of the enterprise, particularly as the apple juice is stocked in Claremont Farm.  
 
Our Green Lady apple juice can be purchased directly from school or from the Claremont Farm Shop.

If you would like to learn more about our students’ home-grown enterprise project, read on....

In September each year, year 8 pupils don their wellingtons and waterproofs and set out to our apple orchard where they carefully hand pick the very best apples of the season. The school’s orchard, originally a small number of saplings planted by Sister Mary-Jo to make the most of the beautiful grounds at Upton Hall, is now a thriving copse of over 23 different varieties of apple trees. Here the journey of the apple juice begins…

Our Story

In September each year, year 8 pupils don their wellingtons and waterproofs and set out to our apple orchard where they carefully hand pick the very best apples of the season. The school’s orchard, originally a small number of saplings planted by Sister Mary-Jo to make the most of the beautiful grounds at Upton Hall, is now a thriving copse of over 23 different varieties of apple trees. Here the journey of the apple juice begins…

The wide variety of handpicked apples are then pressed and bottled within the rural tranquillity of Dunham Massey, the site of a National Trust Georgian house and gardens set in the heart of Cheshire.

The final product is brought to you by a committed and enthusiastic group of entrepreneurial students and pupils at Upton Hall School, under the name of ‘Green Lady’, reflecting our iconic green school uniforms, as well as the natural and organic method of production.

From orchard to cup, Green Lady apple juice, incorporates our school’s values in the spirit of the Faithful Companions of Jesus:

Pupils show companionship when they work as a team to pick the apples.  Excellence is guaranteed in all aspects of the harvesting, picking and design of the juice to ensure it delivers the best possible taste. The natural and sustainable growing and bottling process reflects our gentleness and respect for our environment.  We hope you enjoy our natural, pure apple juice.

Meet the Team Behind the Juice

The entrepreneurial team behind our Green Lady apple juice is made up of Year 13 students, who each have a specific role.  They are supported by two of our Year 9 students, Millie and Cassie, who have shown great entrepreneurial flair!