We are delighted to announce that Newport Junior School is the winner of our competition after its pupils proved to be the best apple bobbers at the Newport Show 2018! As the second largest, independent Newport employer, we were proud to sponsor Saturday’s huge event, and to hold a contest for a local school to win a month’s supply of fruit worth £800 and £100 worth of sports equipment.

We invited all children attending the event to visit the Festival of Food on the countryside terrace and showcase their apple bobbing skills to be win a chance of winning this fabulous prize. Each Pink Lady apple successfully bobbed earnt a token for the school, the school with the most tokens by 3pm were declared the winners.

We were extremely impressed with how many of Newport Junior School’s 364 children embraced the challenge – so huge congratulations from us on bobbing the most apples on the day!

Now, when they return to school in September, they will be hand delivered 400 pieces of fruit every Monday for four consecutive weeks, as well as receive £100 of new sports equipment courtesy of our charity The Nancy Tweddle Foundation, which the school now has the task of deciding on over the summer.

The school’s Deputy Headteacher Mr Rotherham said: “What fantastic news for NJS! We are thrilled to hear we are the winners of fruit for our children for a whole month.

 “We are delighted with the idea that our children will be able to start the new school year with a healthy snack choice. On top of that we are getting £100 to spend on sports equipment! Thank you very much from us all at NJS.”

 As a fresh produce grower and distributer, apples are just one of the plethora of fruits that Jupiter distributes across the globe, and in a range of varieties.

Find more out about what we do, including the latest updates on how our pioneering new varieties of grape are developing in Greece, by visiting our fresh produce world here.

Based in the UK, Jupiter Group is a leader in the global fresh produce market. Ranked 17th in the 2018 The Sunday Times International Track 200, Jupiter grows and supplies new varieties of grapes alongside a global supply of citrus, top fruit, stone fruit and kiwi.

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