Growing veg for their dinners

Hannah Cooke and Natasha Oliver get planting.
Hannah Cooke and Natasha Oliver get planting.
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SPALDING pupils are growing their own vegetables to use in their school dinners.

For the first time, St John The Baptist Primary School has teamed up with Homebase in a scheme that involves staff visiting the school, teaching pupils how to grow vegetables and helping them to look after their nature area.

The project fits in with the work the children are doing about the living and growing of organisms, and there are plans to develop raised beds in the foundation area over the coming weeks.

Headteacher Paul Reid said: “An important element is that the children understand where today’s fruit and veg comes from. They all buy them from the supermarket but they know very little about how it’s produced.

“The school lunch provider will be using some of the produce that the children grow and hopefully putting it into school meals.”