The Walled Garden trip to Sturminster Newton Mill and Olives Et Al

The Walled Garden children had a wonderful outing to Sturminster Newton Mill and Olives Et Al as part of our work on Harvest. We were lucky enough to be shown around the mill by Mr Losemore who explained the workings of a flour mill to the children and allowed us to explore each floor of the mill as well as watching the machinery work. We discovered it was very hard work being a miller as the sacks were very heavy! At Olives Et Al we were able to take part in an Olive testing session and then explore the workings of the factory.  We thought the hair nets were very funny. As a parting gift we were given a fantastic goodie bag to take away full of olives and delicious nibbles. A huge thank you to all the staff at Olives Et Al and Sturminster Newton Mill for making us all so welcome and allowing us to get so close to everything.