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Sunday, 26 October 2014

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Growing joy as Barrow school's vegetable plot takes off

PUPILS have taken inspiration from the likes of Alan Titchmarsh and Jamie Oliver by growing their own produce to sell and eat.

Youngsters in the reception class at Greengate Infant School in Greengate Street, Barrow, have been busy growing lettuces, carrots, broad beans, spring onions and strawberries in their new garden.

The outdoor reception area at the school was renovated last term and pupils have been growing their own produce since.

The lettuces are the first vegetables to finish growing and have so far passed the all-important taste test. Bags of the fresh produce are being sold to parents for 50p each, and children have also designed posters to encourage healthy eating.

Roxanne Marks, reception teacher at Greengate Infant School, said pupils had enjoyed the responsibility of running their own mini-allotment.

She said: “They have loved it. They have been planting seeds in the garden and watering it every day.

“It’s added to all of their learning.”

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