Green-fingered Goldthorpe kids cook up a feast

By Michael Upton | 10/10/2017

Green-fingered Goldthorpe kids cook up a feast
Outdoor education teacher Christopher Wharton-Lovett (back right) and foodbank manager Alison Sykes (right) with Goldthorpe Primary pupils Lucas Cooper, Stan Lee, Tailor-May Mellor, Lainey Crossland and Joshua Mellor.

CHILDREN cooked up a feast for foodbank users with crops they had grown in the school grounds.

Green-fingered children at Goldthorpe Primary School took part in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Big Soup Share last Thursday.

They joined 1,000 schools and youth groups and more than 75,000 young people in hosting events to mark the tenth birthday of the RHS Campaign for School Gardening.

Using crops they had grown themselves, including potatoes and onions, the children cooked up a healthy red potato and pink onion soup which was donated to Goldthorpe Foodbank. 

Outdoor Education Teacher Christopher Wharton-Lovett said: “The event was a real success, the parents and children worked really hard to produce a fantastic tasting soup. 

“We are so proud that our work in the school can benefit others within our community.”

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