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Students grow their own veg at Chilton Trinity
STUDENTS at Chilton Trinity have grown dozens of organic fruits and vegetables from scratch.
In a remarkable achievement, the students are now providing their parents with the produce or selling it to teachers and the community in a bid to expand the project.
They have grown an array of produce including strawberries, cucumbers, potatoes, courgettes, chilli peppers and even a Chinese vegetable plant - all in the centre of their stunning outside sports and play centre. They have even just made drinks from their elderflower.
Students and staff use the area as a relaxation place over breaks and lunchtime and the participating students are learning a variety of skills including English and maths, business, and the environment.
Seb, aged 12, said: “I have loved helping to create this. It has been amazing to watch. We have been out here in all weathers.”
Head of the project Mikiala Jones said: “It has been a miracle to watch this develop since Easter. Before it was a barren bit of land and now it has blossomed and grown into an oasis of peace and organically grown produce.”
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