Vegetable prizes ready to plant

A box full of seedlings were delivered to Pool Academy as a prize for students achieving their level three gardening award.

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The Royal Horticultural Society sent a variety of winter vegetables to members’ of the school’s Nurture group.

In the box there were seedlings including turnip, pak choi, spring onions, lettuce, cabbage, chicory, rainbow chard and many more.

Katherine Francis, from Pool Academy, said: “We are extremely excited to see them all arrive.

“We want to put them in the ground as soon as possible.

“We will be looking after them every week. They should be fully grown and ready to eat over the winter months.”

The group members are now working towards their Level Four RHS gardening certificate. To achieve this they are requested to make a meal from the vegetables they planted, grew and picked.

The group has a large squash and dozens of tomatoes ready for them to turn into soup.

It is hoped the students can complete level four before they break up for the Christmas holidays.

The Nurture group is made up of students from Year 7 through to Year 10.

There are five levels to achieve in the Royal Horticultural Society schools gardening award. Each level comes with a different prize and a certificate.