Children discover garden wonders

SCHOOLCHILDREN from Pill have teamed up with the National Trust at Tyntesfield to take part in a project based at the estate’s kitchen garden.

Over the next few months, 28 pupils in years three and four at Crockerne Primary School will be working with gardeners and the learning team at the Wraxall property as part of a guardianship scheme, which is part of the National Trust’s aim to encourage more people to enjoy the outdoors and get closer to nature.

They will develop their gardening skills while growing their own fruit and vegetables and discovering where their food comes from, how to grow it and the taste of seasonal food.

As well as tending their own vegetable plot, the children will visit The Bristol Port Company to learn about the importance of fertiliser in horticulture and will also be taught how to cook up some tasty creations from produce they have grown.