Edible playground at Fleetville school

PUBLISHED: 18:21 26 March 2009 | UPDATED: 14:03 06 May 2010

GREEN-fingered primary school pupils are preparing to plant their first-ever edible playground. Fleetville Junior School in Hatfield Road, St Albans, won a gardening kit worth £300 last Christmas after entering a national competition run by Dorset Cerea

GREEN-fingered primary school pupils are preparing to plant their first-ever edible playground.

Fleetville Junior School in Hatfield Road, St Albans, won a gardening kit worth £300 last Christmas after entering a national competition run by Dorset Cereals and the Royal Horticultural Society.

In a bid to get schools to grow their own food, Dorset Cereals has given away 100 of the starter packs in the hopes that pupils nationwide will be harvesting their own fruit and vegetables during the summer term.

Harriet McKay from Dorset Cereals said that the company's aim was simple: "We want every school in the country to have an area where children can grow fresh food and have an opportunity to cook and eat it.

"Every child should be given the opportunity to sow a seed and watch it turn into food."

The Fleetville School gardening club will start work on their Edible Playground in the next couple of weeks and will be using everything in their playground pack, which includes two raised beds, vegetable seeds, plug plants and even an apple tree.

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