Learning about food has a lot of ‘a-peel’

Mrs Duffills class outside Billy Branstons Amazing Potato Factory bus. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG160317-126TW
Mrs Duffills class outside Billy Branstons Amazing Potato Factory bus. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG160317-126TW
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Children at Spalding’s St John the Baptist C of E Primary School have been busy learning about where their food comes from thanks to a visit from Billy Branston’s Amazing Potato Factory bus.

For the past 18 months the school has been working on extending its provision around helping children to understand about the food they eat. It began with getting their own school kitchen and the development of their school allotment. Everyone in the school is involved in some way in helping to grow vegetables and fruit.

Headteacher Paul Reid said: “The potato bus really helped children to understand about large scale potato production and the many different steps involved in getting potatoes from the field to the shop.

“In an age where many children think that the food we eat only comes in polystyrene trays and plastic packets our work on food is really important. The next stage of our project is the creation of a specialist kitchen which will be used by children to learn how to cook.”

• See Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press for more pictures.