Pupils grow prize-winning spuds
GREEN-FINGERED pupils at Croscombe Primary School have won the top prize for schools in the South West after growing a bumper crop of potatoes.
Youngsters entered the Potato Council’s Grow Your Own Potatoes competition and had grown the heaviest crop in the south west.
They were among over one million schoolchildren who took part in the annual competition.
They grew 3.1kg of Piccolo Star potatoes from their three-seed potatoes, winning a Marmax outdoor bench for their school.
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Susan Budden, head teacher at Croscombe, said: “We are really pleased to be receiving this colourful addition to our playground. The children are very impressed by it and I’m sure they will make great use of it.
“I must thank Mr Manvill, who is one of our family’s granddads, for his work with the children on the school allotment, which is part of our learning outside the classroom curriculum.
“Thanks to his continuing commitment, the allotment thrives and produces an abundance of organic vegetables for us to sell and to use in cooking sessions with the children.”