Cash handed to pupils for gardening efforts

Persimmon Homes Competition, we was winners for the Midlands. �500 prize for school! Nov.2011
Persimmon Homes Competition, we was winners for the Midlands. �500 prize for school! Nov.2011
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Green fingered pupils at Chaucer Junior School are celebrating after scooping a prize in a national fruit and vegetable growing competition.

The children, who competed against other schools from across the country, submitted diary evidence based on the fruit and vegetables they had been tasked with growing over a four month period.

In that time they grew fruit and vegetables including potatoes, peas, onions, raspberries, strawberries and beetroot as well as sunflowers.

The school has been rewarded for their efforts with a cheque for £500 from competition organisers Persimmon.

Headteacher, Anna Upton, said: “We’re thrilled to have been recognised and all of the children thoroughly enjoyed getting their hands dirty and learning how to grow their own vegetables. Our garden is a haven for children to be children and explore nature and they gain so much for getting involved on all levels.

“Our kitchen is also delighted with what they grow which they use for school meals.”