Home-grown goods on the school menu
PUPILS at Wittersham school have been putting their green fingers to good use in the kitchen garden. The children got stuck in on Friday as they cut their first mizuna lettuce in the school’s garden for lunch. They also planted flower seedlings. Jo Terry, parent and helper at the school, said: “We have received a grant from Awards for All of £2,100. “With this money we have turned an old dumping ground for broken tables and chairs into a beautiful organic garden with vegetable and herb beds, a wormery and mushroom logs. “There are also composting bins in which the kitchen staff and children recycle all their fruit and vegetable peelings.” She added: “Emma Burill and myself run a gardening club on Friday lunchtimes and with the children, have planted 6ft by 4ft raised beds with vegetables for the school kitchen.” According to Mrs Terry, each class is responsible for planting and watering their beds and have planted enough seeds to provide flower baskets to be hung around the school this summer.
Wittersham school pupils Cherie Dunford, 10 and Darrell Coar, 10, help pick lettuce for lunch