PUPILS ARE TOP OF THE CROPS FOR A SECOND YEAR
11 November 2011
Green fingered pupils at Bromley Hills Primary School in Kingswinford are celebrating after scooping a prize in national fruit and vegetable growing competition, launched earlier this year by leading homebuilder, Wolverhampton based Persimmon Homes West Midlands.
The children, who competed against other schools from across the country, submitted diary evidence based on the fruit and vegetables they had been tasked with growing over a four month period.
In that time they successfully grew a host of fruit and vegetables including potatoes, peas, garlic, onions, gooseberries, peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins, courgettes, cucumbers, broad beans as well as growing a selection of herbs and flowers. The school has been aptly rewarded with a cheque for £500 from Persimmon Homes West Midlands for winning the regional heat.
Sonia Jones, parent volunteer at Bromley Hills Primary School, said: “We are thrilled to have been recognised again this year. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed getting their hands dirty and learning how to grow their own vegetables which has encouraged them to become more aware of their diet as well as where vegetables come from.
“It was a great competition to get involved with and we certainly will get involved in it again next year.”
Claire Jarvis, sales and marketing director for Persimmon Homes West Midlands, added: “It’s great to see the school entering our national competition this year and, once again, they submitted an excellent entry. The school thoroughly deserved to be crowned regional winners as they showed creativity with their planting and achieved a superb crop at the end of the competition period.”