Farmers market at school

Green-fingered children at Ferncumbe Primary School will be selling fresh produce at their next farmers’ market.

It takes place at the school on Friday, July 3 and includes cheese, breads, eggs, lamb, chocolate, vegetables and honey.

Following the huge success of the previous markets at the school, relationships are building between the school and local producers.

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The pupils are also actively involved in growing plants to sell on their own stall at the market too, as well as organising the promotion of their event and supporting producers attending on the day.

Staff at the school say the project is a great way to bring local producers into school and extend their links with the local community.

Through practical opportunities and this real-life enterprise project, the children are learning to appreciate where fresh produce comes from whilst enhancing their enterprise skills.

Headteacher Sally Morris said: “I am delighted to welcome the local community and producers to our school to celebrate the summer though our farmers market.

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“The children gained so much from the previous markets, by growing, marketing and selling their produce and all are hoping to do even better this time.”

She added: “Our school and all the pupils have gained from this project and we look forward to running more markets in the years to come”

Everyone is welcome to attend the market, which will take place from 1.30pm-3.30pm at the school, The Green, Hatton.

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