Newnham pupils reap real rewards from vegetable patch

James Bushell, Holly Preece, Annalise Mayne, Esmee Lowery, Lucy Mayne, Rhiannon Bell, and Joseph Adams from Newnham Primary School.

James Bushell, Holly Preece, Annalise Mayne, Esmee Lowery, Lucy Mayne, Rhiannon Bell, and Joseph Adams from Newnham Primary School.

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GREEN-fingered youngsters were able to enjoy the fruits of their labour for the first time.

Newnham Primary School pupils saw crops that they’d planted earlier in the year finally come into harvest last week.

The project, organised by The Friends of Newnham School, also involved cooking a meal for the whole school using the produce. This included potatoes, cabbages, lettuces and radishes.

Headteacher John Lawson said: “The Friends helped to set up the outdoor classroom and we also created this area to grow crops.

“We wanted to show the children about how food is made and where it comes from and I think for them to see that journey was amazing. One pupil dug out an entire potato plant and he was amazed.

“All of the children have loved doing the gardening. They were so enthusiastic. Everyone had a really good day and the cabbage soup was delicious!

“We are a rural school and we want the curriculum here to reflect the type of school we are.”