The Pumpkin Project proved popular at Wisbech’s Peckover School when 250 pupils went home with pumpkins to turn into carved creations over half term.
The project was part of the school’s Food for Life work which aims at educating children about food, healthy eating, how it is grown incorporating school dinners, farm visits and in-school cookery sessions.
David Brown, of Oakley Farms at Outwell donated and delivered the pumpkins on Friday which were sold in school for £1 each.
The money raised goes towards a vegetable patch at the school where reception children can grow vegetables helped by the other classes. The produce will then be cooked in school.
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator Karen Brindley, who is in charge of the Pumpkin Project, said it is something that has appealed to all learning levels at the school.
Pupils will be bringing their pumpkins back to school on Monday ready to be judged.