Newburgh Primary School rolled up their sleeves for Grandparent Gardening Week - The Leamington Observer

Newburgh Primary School rolled up their sleeves for Grandparent Gardening Week

Leamington Editorial 6th Apr, 2017   0

GREEN-FINGERED pupils in Warwick joined a nation in rolling up their sleeves for Grandparent Gardening Week.

Youngsters from Newburgh Primary School invited grandparents along for a week of digging, planting and learning the value of home-grown produce.

Pupils helped plan the event and decide what kind of crops they wanted to grow which will provide fresh food for cookery classes and school meals.

The week comes as part of the Food for Life programme, which encourages schools to grow their own vegetables and help pupils to learn where their food comes from with farm visits, practical cooking and growing.

Pupils also have the chance to win prizes Veg Trug planter from competition sponsor VegTrug, by blogging about their activities.

A school spokesperson said: “We value the importance of educating pupils and staff about the benefits of knowing where food comes from and the opportunity to taste fresh and local produce, particularly home grown.

“Each of our classes have a growing area and the PTA provide us with funds for our cooking and growing activities. We are delighted to announce that we have just been awarded the Bronze Food For Life Award and are now working towards the Silver Award.”

* WOULD-BE Mary Berrys at Newburgh spent a week baking a variety of cakes from muffins to jam tarts.

Reception youngsters learnt what happens to different ingredients when they were mixed together as well as different cookery terms such as whisk, beat and stir.

At the end of the week we sold the cakes and raised just over £200.

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