UK: Morecambe school children pilot innovative urban farm

Pupils from Year 3 at the school are currently the first in the UK to take part in the Grow@School project run by LetsLocalise, a social enterprise that aims to empower pupils across the UK. 
They have joined forces with American award-winning educator and best-selling author Stephen Ritz, who founded the Green Bronx Growing Project. Pupils have weekly online sessions with Stephen where they can chat and ask questions. They also plan to make pen pals with children in the Bronx.

The school, which is based in Low Lane in Torrisholme, was chosen to be one of the schools to pilot the project as LetsLocalise worked successfully with headteacher Kathryn Pym at the height of the pandemic.

LetsLocalise have provided tower gardens which the pupils are using to grow their own fruit and vegetables which they will eventually sell at a farmers market at the school after the Easter break. The tower gardens are kept in the classroom so pupils can watch them grow every day and, as part of their curriculum, they are learning more about urban sustainable farming and healthy eating. 

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