Compost aids school in pumpkin competition

PUBLISHED: 12:21 02 November 2007 | UPDATED: 23:08 28 May 2010

FENLAND pupils proved they were top of the heap when it comes to growing pumpkins, by scooping second and third places in a countywide competition. Schools were challenged by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership to grow the biggest pumpki

FENLAND pupils proved they were top of the heap when it comes to growing pumpkins, by scooping second and third places in a countywide competition.

Schools were challenged by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership to grow the biggest pumpkin they could using home-made or donated compost as part of National Compost Awareness Week.

Pupils from Alderman Jacobs School, Whittlesey took second prize and will receive £100 to be spent on environmental projects. Orchards Primary School in Wisbech won £50 after coming third with their entry.

Liz Hawkins, waste campaigns officer for Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "This is a really fun way of encouraging children to turn organic rubbish into compost and grow their own food.

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