School pupils take over Waitrose with home-grown vegetable stall

School pupils take over Waitrose with home-grown vegetable stall

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Lucy Golding

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School pupils take over Waitrose with home-grown vegetable stall

A successful one-day sale saw pupils from Wessex Primary School sell their home-grown vegetables at Waitrose in Maidenhead.

As part of the supermarket's gardening initiative, ‘Grow and Sell’, children from the school in Cox Green sold produce including cucumbers, pumpkins and runner beans to shoppers at the Moorbridge Road store on Friday last week.

The children, all year five pupils and members of the school's gardening club, were provided with starter growing kits and assisted by partners from Waitrose to help prepare the vegetables ready for planting.

The initiative gave the children the opportunity to decide what to sell and also to learn about budget, planning and investment.

The store's partner co-ordination manager Ewa Wisniewska said: "The stall did a roaring trade and the interest from customers was tremendous."

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