Children receive green-fingered lessons from Wisbech experts

WISBECH fresh fruit and veg experts Fenmarc spent a day last week teaching nearly 300 school children green-fingered skills.

As part of this year’s Fen Food and Farm Festival, a team from the produce growers visited pupils at Terrington St Clemen Community School in King’s Lynn on Tuesday.

Aged between four and 11, the pupils were treated to a presentation on the life cycle of potatoes, carrots and parsnips, from field to fork, and a quiz to test their knowledge.

The children also had a chance to sample some interesting potato and courgette cake.

Jo Giggs from Fenmarc said: “We believe it is important to educate children on how things grow and where their food comes from so we were delighted to take part in the festival.

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“As part of our commitment to educating children on food and farming, we are also supporting the Potato council’s Grow Your Own Potatoes project by supplying Rudolph potato seed to thousands of schools across the east and south-east of England.”

Philippa Symington, part of the team who organised the event, said: “The pupils really enjoyed finding out from the experts about how vegetables and potatoes are grown.

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“The Fenmarc team helped explain the whole journey of our food - from sowing and planting, right through to those appearing in our shops.”

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