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30th September 2009 POLICE GARDENING CLUB - FROM PLOT TO POT
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Green-fingered students who have been attending the Kings Caple Primary after-school gardening club, run by the local policing team, have seen their efforts bear fruit - literally. In the past few days, the youngsters have been harvesting the produce they have grown and turned it into delicious soup.

Mrs Gill Thompson, Head Teacher at the school, said, 'It is important that children learn to look after their environment, know where their food comes from and see the process from soil to table'.

The gardening club was set up by form teacher, Clare Jones, and the Ross Rural Local Policing Team, comprising PC Wendy Powell and CSOs Paul Leighton and Lisa Austin, at Easter this year as a way of getting children to learn about their environment and at the same time building good relationships with their local police.

The pupils have recently harvested a large pumpkin and twelve onions from the school plot. A hectic cooking session followed in the school kitchen and the end product was a tasty bowl of pumpkin soup.

PC Wendy Powell said, 'This has been a marvellous initiative, which has enabled the children to grow and cook their own food. We have developed a really good relationship with the school - over half the pupils are in the gardening club now - and have made some very firm friends.'


Kings Caple Primary After School Gardening Club.

From plot to pot.

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