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Polytunnel green for go
11:00am Monday 28th October 2013 in News
CHILDREN and staff at Stockbridge Primary School celebrated the completion of their new National Lottery funded polytunnel and Green Fingered Growers’ project.
The school secured a £10K grant from Big Lottery Fund for developing its outside area so that children could grow fruit, vegetables and flowers all year round.
The area has several eco features built in and encourages children to take responsibility from seed to plate.
So far, they have harvested potatoes, lettuce, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, green chillis, peppers, beetroot, radishes, leeks and onions, even watermelons.
Children are using the polytunnel and beds and borders to begin a small enterprise to teach them the concepts of running a small business.
Mrs Emma Jefferies, headteacher, said: “This small enterprise enables our children to learn about good business; profit and loss, marketing and selling which allows them to put their maths and English learning into practice and live our school motto of creating learners for life.”
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