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