Growing your own way

PUBLISHED: 11:25 10 July 2008 | UPDATED: 15:49 11 May 2010

Tannery Drift School pupils. 3034DW012

Tannery Drift School pupils. 3034DW012

PUPILS from Tannery Drift School in Royston discovered a-lot to do during a visit to the Royston allotments. Children from the school visited the allotments in Coombes Hole over three sessions. Neil Guttridge, of the Royston Allotments and Garden Associat

Studlands Rise School pupils. 3029DW019

PUPILS from Tannery Drift School in Royston discovered a-lot to do during a visit to the Royston allotments.

Children from the school visited the allotments in Coombes Hole over three sessions.

Neil Guttridge, of the Royston Allotments and Garden Association, said: "We always enjoy having them there.

"It's good for the youngsters to see how vegetables are grown.

"It's adding an experience to what they learn in the classroom."

Mr Guttridge said pupils from Tannery Drift and Studlands Rise School had visited the allotments in recent weeks.

"They really do show an interest in what we are doing," he added.

GREEN-FINGERED children at Studlands Rise Nursery in Royston have been growing their own vegetables as part of the International Year of the Potato 2008.

More than 10,000 primary schools and nurseries across the country are taking part in the Grow Your Own Potatoes challenge, which is organised by the British Potato Council.

Children at Studlands Rise planted potato seeds in March and have now harvested their crop.

The potatoes will be weighed and the results sent to the Potato Council, which will announce the winners.

Year 1 teacher Lorraine Coombes said: "The children have worked very hard.

"They have also grown some dwarf beans which they have taken home and we had a trip to the Royston allotment, which they all enjoyed.

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