Airyhall Pupils Growing and Sampling their Own Produce

Well done to the Airyhall pupils for growing such amazing produce again this year at Slopefield Allotments. The classes have been harvesting the produce grown and maintained by each of the Primary 2 to 7 classes.

Some classes have been cooking with the produce and tasting it in class. They made broad bean soup, rhubarb crumble and gooseberry crumble. Last Monday Denise our Cook in Charge also used the onions, grown by the pupils at Slopefield, in the school dinners.

We also took the extra produce out to the playground and gave it away to families. Some of the families sent in photos of the meals that they made at home, see below. It is great to see the pupils being involved in the whole cycle from growing to cooking and eating, teaching the pupils about sustainability.

This was definitely the case when one of the pupils brought in some beans that he had grown and harvested at home. We planted the beans at Slopefield and in the poly tunnel and the results were amazing, see below.

The Primary one classes from 2016-2017 planted veg in the poly tunnel and will be harvesting it this afternoon. Thanks to everyone that makes this happen, especially Terry Stott our resident expert and Mrs Littlejohn our resident enthusiast.