Tag: schools and education

Potato project encourages "grow your own"

theatre in the Food Hall at Malvern

The theatre in the Food Hall at the Malvern Three Counties Show packed with school children and their teachers

Hundreds of primary school children converged on the showground at Malvern early on Friday, full of energy and enthusiasm – for potatoes. “Grow your own potatoes” has been the message being promulgated to schools by The Potato Council ever since 2005. The Council has been touring the UK with their ‘potato bus’ for the last seven years, encouraging teachers to participate whilst explaining how the project teaches primary-aged children about this valuable vegetable. With almost one million primary school children benefiting from ┬ásuch a worthwhile classroom and outdoor experience, it’s not surprising that this is a popular activity. Pupils learn how potatoes grow and how they fit into a healthy balanced diet; and all linked to the school curriculum.

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This new blog comes to you under the auspices of ‘Dobies of Devon’ by whom I am already engaged to write a monthly e-newsletter, and now weekly postings on this blog. Everyone on the team decided that a single monthly communication could not convey as much useful information as we would like to do, and so this ‘gardening companion’ has come into being. It will incorporate a number of garden-related topics – not just activities within the garden, but out and about, introducing you to places to visit.

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