Schools can go green and dig for victory

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SCHOOLS that are getting into gardening are being encouraged to enter a new competition.

The World Wildlife Fund (has launched the Plant2Plate challenge for primary schools to cook up a dish with fruit and vegetables grown on their own grounds.

The top 50 winning recipes will be included in a book and the overall winner will receive £1,000 to spend on gardening or cooking equipment.

The WWF is also looking for more schools to become ‘green ambassador champions’ like Wicor Primary School in Fareham.

Headteacher Mark Wildman said he was proud of his school’s achievements.

He said: ‘At Wicor Primary we grow a lot of our own food which the children harvest for cooking or for sale in our organic veg box scheme.

‘We also have bees that we hope will soon be producing honey, all of which provide first hand experiences for the children to plant, nurture, and cook with local produce.’

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