Farmers help Embsay School pupils set up a healthy market

Craven Herald: Embsay primary School pupils at their Farmers Market are Jack Tiler, Amy Formoso, Henry Ellison, Elliot Evans, Freya Mitchell, Jessica De-Nurtcheylo, Holly Drury, Oban Snelling, Jack Eyton-Jones and Lydia Carr Buy this photo » Embsay primary School pupils at their Farmers Market are Jack Tiler, Amy Formoso, Henry Ellison, Elliot Evans, Freya Mitchell, Jessica De-Nurtcheylo, Holly Drury, Oban Snelling, Jack Eyton-Jones and Lydia Carr

Pupils joined forces with farmers to sell their own school-grown products at a school farmers’ market.

Embsay School was thrown open to local people last Wednesday as part of a project run by the Soil Association and funded by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Sustainable Development Fund.

Year five teacher Thea Walker said: “From day one the children have been very excited about the idea of holding their own farmers’ market.

“They have come up with a multitude of ideas for encouraging their parents and local community to pop along to the event.

“The children’s direct involvement in growing their own food is an important element of their learning.”

A Soil Association spokesman said: “As well as providing opportunities for pupils to learn about food and farming, the programme helps support small, local producers.”

Money raised from producer stall fees and the sale of produce made or grown by the school will go towards further farm visits or food education in school.

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