GREEN-FINGERED children from Duddon St Peter’s Primary school enjoyed some tasty treats with the whole community at a tea party.
The school invited parents, parish councillors and residents of Iddenshall Care Home in Clotton along to the event, called A Taste of Duddon, to try the food they had grown at their gardening club.
Pupils aged from three to 11 have enthusiastically joined the club which was set up with the help of a local family.
Headteacher Paul Hudson said: “The children have helped develop the garden area, which includes raised beds, a greenhouse and an orchard.”
One of the areas was a euro plants area, which has plants including edible flowers from different European countries.
The pupils also had a tomato competition.
Mr Hudson said: “They grew Italian, British and French tomatoes and we had a taste test to see which we liked best; we then had a mystery tomato, and from the others the children had to guess where it was from.”
The school held a buffet with lots of goodies, which had been cooked up by the pupils.
“It was a lovely evening and a great chance for the pupils to try all that they had grown. They are now looking forward to the fruits that will come from the orchard in the autumn,” said Mr Hudson.