Congratulations to students at St Peters and St Paul’s Primary School who won a month of free fruit for their classmates and £100 of sports equipment in our annual apple-bobbing competition at Newport show.

The weather stayed fine for our apple-bobbing competition at the Newport Show this weekend. Hundreds of children took part for a chance to win, with only one school crowned as champions.

St Peters and St Paul’s Primary School bobbed the most apples on the day and won the coveted £100 worth of school equipment and 4 weeks of Jupiter fresh fruit. Executive Headteacher Stacey Beale was delighted to accept the prize.

We got through a massive 2,000 Jupiter apples on the day with the children and adults alike jumping at the chance for a free fruit snack. As a local fresh produce grower it’s one of our calendar highlights to support the local community at this family fun day.

The Jupiter sponsored ‘Little Foodies’ event was a resounding success with each and every class jam packed to the rafters and queues out of the door. The 30 minute sessions were enjoyed by local children, with the chance to make Pasta or Sushi from scratch; they even had the option to take it home for dinner.

Record-breaking event

The 110th Newport Show enjoyed a record-breaking attendance of over 14,000 visitors, up by around 1,000 from 2018. Newport Show manager Sally Western said “”For the first year we ran out of hard copy tickets which was amazing but we continued selling tickets with a stamp on the hand and the e-tickets were flying out.”

Family fun activities

There was lots to do and explore on the day with the festival of food, a falconry display, maypole dancing, vintage vehicle displays and even a camel show. Be sure to check out our Instagram and Facebook to see the Jupiter team’s stall and a peek behind the scenes.

We can’t wait for 2020 and hope to see you there.

The Jupiter Group is a leader in the global fresh produce market. Ranked 22nd in the 2019 The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, Jupiter grows and supplies new and traditional varieties of grapes and citrus alongside melons, pineapples, cherries, avocados, ginger and garlic.

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