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Pupils from Oakleigh Special School, Whetstone, sell homegrown food with help of Waitrose
Disabled schoolchildren watched in amazement as the seeds they planted grew into vegetables.
Pupils from Oakleigh Special Primary School, Oakleigh Road North, Whetstone, learnt how to grow and sell homegrown food with the help of supermarket Waitrose.
They were then invited to sell their crops at the entrance of the High Road shop - raising more than £75 .
The supermarket donated seed kits, equipment and growing instructions free of charge.
Children planted their peas and beans at the end of last term and spent the summer tending to them.
Teacher Wendy Hoffman said: “This has been a marvellous experience for Oakleigh children.
“It has not just helped their understanding of the process of planting-to-eating, but selling the produce gave them opportunities to interact with members of the public in ways which are often very difficult, given the nature of the children’s disabilities.”
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