Potato project encourages "grow your own"
June 19, 2011
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 such 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.