School’s garden project is a bloomin’ success!

St Augustine's School Gardening project is blossoming thanks to the efforts of the students work and help from local sponsorship. Pictured front left to right are Callum Rhodes who was one of the instigators of the project, Josie Larvin, Jessica Baines, Stephanie Clubley, James Hampton, Lucy Debenham, Sophie Dixon and staff Mrs Thompson, Mr Connor and Mr Brooks. Pictured back are Hollie Skelton and Keith Wilson. Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112763'08/07/11
St Augustine's School Gardening project is blossoming thanks to the efforts of the students work and help from local sponsorship. Pictured front left to right are Callum Rhodes who was one of the instigators of the project, Josie Larvin, Jessica Baines, Stephanie Clubley, James Hampton, Lucy Debenham, Sophie Dixon and staff Mrs Thompson, Mr Connor and Mr Brooks. Pictured back are Hollie Skelton and Keith Wilson. Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112763'08/07/11

GREEN-FINGERED youngsters from a Scarborough school are flourishing after setting up their own garden plot.

The pupils from St Augustine’s School have been busy harvesting vegetables during a project to learn more about the origins of food.

The idea was first dreamed up by Year Nine student Callum Rhodes who presented a plan to the school’s leadership team to raise pupils’ awareness of environmental issues and give youngsters an insight into the processes involved in food production.

After planting the initial seed, the idea was taken on further by Year Ten pupil Jack Earnshaw, who approached a number of local businesses for sponsorship before the school held a voluntary working weekend to prepare the site and lay 10 raised beds.

The project has since gone from strength to strength with potatoes, leeks, onions, sweetcorn and green beans just some of the crops on show, with the school revealing it hopes to use some of the vegetables in its kitchen and food technology department.