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Glusburn Primary School’s homegrown produce ready for harvest
8:00am Friday 18th October 2013 in News
Pensioners in Glusburn will this week be eating food grown by children at the village primary school.
They will tuck into fruit picked by the pupils from the school garden and hedgerows around the grounds.
Produce from Glusburn Primary School’s harvest festival is donated to elderly residents of Sunnybank Villas and Townend Close.
This year the harvest included homegrown blackcurrants, gooseberries, raspberries, elderberries and rosehips. Parent helper and former pupil Sarah Wicks was among adults who helped members of the school’s gardening club to forage in the grounds.
She said: “Children throughout the whole school also brought in tins and packets and fresh fruit and vegetables.”
The school’s gardening club was set up four years ago and has gone from strength to strength.
It is spearheaded by year six children and some of its produce is used in the school kitchens.
“The children get to try vegetables they have never tasted before,” said teaching assistant Lisa Naisbitt. “They get an idea of flavours – it’s like educating the palate.”
* The harvest festival coincided with a Macmillan coffee morning attended by parents. It raised an impressive £472 for the cancer charity.
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