Waitrose urges kids to ‘grow and sell’

PUBLISHED: 14:09 26 May 2013 | UPDATED: 14:09 26 May 2013

Newton Poppleford Primary School

Newton Poppleford Primary School

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WAITROSE has been working with primary schools in Sidmouth and Newton Poppleford on an initiative to grow their own vegetables – then sell them outside the store.

Partners from the Stowford Rise supermarket have handed students packs containing seeds and equipment.

The initiative is designed to support Key Stage Two children.

It is hoped they will be encouraged to plant and grow lettuce, beetroot, peppers, peas and courgettes.

During September and October, the children will be invited to sell their produce outside the store.

The youngsters will be able to decide what they wish to eat and what they wish to sell - helping them learn about budget planning and investment.

Waitrose Sidmouth’s fruit and vegetable specialist, Jack Hodge, visited both Sidmouth and Newton Poppleford Primary Schools together with Nicky Conibere, assistant section manager of fresh foods.

Both are pictured handing over the packs to children.


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