Pupils dig deep to prepare school allotment

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PUPILS sowed the seeds for a healthy diet after tending to their school allotment with the help of the community.

The children at Ickworth Park Primary, in Horringer, dug out their vegetable beds to prepare them for new planting and set up a cage to protect their fruit.

With the help of the Horringer Horticultural Society and parents on Sunday, they also dug out some willow trees and created scarecrows at their allotment, in the walled garden at Ickworth Park.

The school plans to plant summer fruits such as redcurrants and gooseberries, which their cook will use to produce healthy dishes.

Jayne Cook, key stage one co-ordinator, said: “We had more than 80 people in total including the children.

“I was absolutely thrilled to have that much support.

“I want to thank the horticultural society who were a brilliant help with the work.

“It’s become a really popular event. The children look forward to it because they can have lots of fun and do things they wouldn’t have space to do in their own gardens.

“Everybody was really happy with the way the day went.

“I’m going to take a group of children on Monday to plant some broad beans and peas and then we will do our potatoes.”