February 14, 2011
Berrow pupils win national growing competition
Green-fingered pupils at Berrow Primary School are celebrating
this week after scooping a top prize in a national fruit and vegetable
The school pupils, who competed against ten other schools from
across the country, submitted diary evidence of the vegetables
they had been tasked with growing over a nine month period.
In that time, the children successfully grew everything from
peas to parsnips and carrots to cress and were aptly rewarded
with a cheque for £500 from the housebuilder Persimmon Homes
for them to continue growing in the future and investing in their
Heather Hector, head teacher at Berrow Primary School, said:
"We are thrilled to have won the competition! All of the
children thoroughly enjoyed getting their hands dirty and learning
how to grow their own vegetables which has encouraged them to
become more aware of their diet as well as where vegetables come
from. It was a great competition to get involved with."
Nicola Reed from Persimmon said: "The school was thoroughly
deserved of the prize. The children had a limited area in which
to grow their fruit and vegetables, yet showed creativity with
their planting and achieved a superb crop at the end of the competition
period. Well done all!"