Children Chipper About Chips! - Squires Garden Centres

Children Chipper About Chips!

Ottershaw Infant School visited Squire’s in Chertsey to grow their own chips

Primary school children from across the South East have been visiting Squire’s Garden Centres to learn how to grow their own chips!

The children were given a brightly coloured pot, compost, and three chitted potatoes, and they were shown how to plant the potatoes and look after them. After their hard work the children enjoyed drinks and biscuits, then got to take their pot of potatoes home.

They’ll be bringing their pots back to Squire’s in June to have their potatoes weighed and see who has grown the most potatoes. The winning child from each school will receive a goody bag, and all of them will have their potatoes turned into chips in Squire’s Café Bar – and get to eat them of course!

Sarah Squire, Chairman of Squire’s Garden Centres said, “We want children to love gardening as much as we do. Our ‘Grow Your Own Chips’ event makes gardening fun with a little learning thrown in too. It’s so important that children understand where their food comes from, and gain an understanding of how to grow plants and look after them.”


Squire’s Garden Centres                 Participating Schools

Badshot Lea                                               Badshot Lea Infant School

Chertsey                                                     Ottershaw Infant & Junior School

Cobham                                                     The Royal Kent School

Crawley                                                      Waterfield Primary School

Frensham                                                  St. Mary’s Infant School in Frensham

Hersham                                                   Burhill Primary School

Long Ditton                                              Thames Ditton Infant School

Milford                                                      Milford School

Reigate                                                      North Downs Primary School

Shepperton                                              St Ignatius Catholic Primary School

Stanmore                                                 St. John’s Church of England School

Twickenham                                           St. Mary’s & St. Peter’s School in Teddington

Washington                                            St. Mary’s Primary School in Washington

West Horsley                                         The Dasney Playgroup

Woking                                                   Horsell Junior School

Squire’s visited Badshot Lea Infant School

 Ottershaw Infant School visited Squire’s in Chertsey

Squire’s at St. Mary’s School in Washington

Squire’s visited The Dasney Playgroup in West Horsley