Pupils from Stroud Valley School reap what they sow
4:01pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
Fraser Walker - Cobbe, eight, and Aaron Carter, seven at a bread making workshop at Stroud Valley School this afternoon, Monday (1599954)
CHILDREN from Stroud Valley Community School have been reaping what they sow this week.
Pupils in years one, two and three had the opportunity to make their own bread from wheat they grown themselves by working with environmental charity Stroud Valleys Project.
The wheat was planted in the school garden in Castle Street, back in March and April. It was harvested over the summer holidays and on Monday the children used their wheat to make bread.
Tamsin Bent, SVP’s officer in charge of the Get Growing project, said: “After growing the wheat the next stage is cleaning, threshing and winnowing, separating the wheat from the chaff, to get it ready for milling with some very special wooden handmills.
“The children were absolutely amazed to see their wheat being turned into flour and then using that flour to make something they can actually eat.”
The children’s flour was mixed with organic flour from Shipton Mill near Tetbury.
Year 1/2 teacher Lisa Welch-Grey said: “The children have really enjoyed learning about the flower making process and have prepared a powerpoint presentation about the process for the harvest assembly this week.”
The Get Growing Project has been going since February 2011 and works with 20 local schools encouraging them to set up their own school gardens to grow vegetables in specially made raised beds.
Five other primary schools across the district took part in the wheat growing project this year.
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