YOUNG and inspired gardeners got their fingers green at their very own allotment.

Children from Longparish Little School took to work in their own plot, based in the village, as part of their recent learning topics at the pre-school.

The youngsters have not only been busy learning about where their food comes from but have also been growing fruit and vegetables thanks to donations from Hillier Garden Centre, Wyevale Garden Centre and Andover Garden Buildings.

School manager Claire Nash said: “The children have spent a whole term learning about different foods and where food comes from.

“Having our very own allotment that the children can look after, seemed like the perfect opportunity to really engage them in the food growing process, in a very hands on way.”

After their hard work the children are excited to bring home their produce and make some healthy snacks.

“It’s great to see the children get so excited about planting the potatoes, carrots, strawberries, tomatoes, beans and much more,” Claire added.

“They all take turns to visit and do some jobs, then report back on progress to the rest of the children.

“They can’t wait to bring home their produce and make some healthy food snacks. We’re all extremely grateful for the donations that have helped make our allotment a reality.”