Silver award for green fingered pupils

Nun Monkton's pupils with their award winning salad leaves (S)
Nun Monkton's pupils with their award winning salad leaves (S)

Nun Monkton Foundation Primary School has turned out a tasty entry to win silver in the new salad-growing competition for schools at Harrogate’s Spring Flower Show.

All the school’s reception and year 1 children worked together to produce a tub of salad leaves. They drew pictures and wrote some acrostic poems to reinforce the importance of eating fresh vegetables. The tub of leaves is now outside the kitchen door where the “cut and come again” lettuce is used in school lunches.

The school, which has only six children in the the class were over the moon at winning second place. Hadteacher Sue Fernyhough said: “It’s a real achievement. The children worked so hard to plant the seeds and we are so proud of our award.

“They were worried the seedlings would not survive the two weeks Easter holidays, but we managed to keep them alive by putting them in a grandparent’s greenhouse. We are already looking forward to entering the competition next year.”