March academy shows off potato crop
Students are digging for joy after the opening of a new gardening facility.
Fenland MP Steve Barclay was among the guests when March’s Neale Wade Academy officially opened its new poly-tunnel, donated by March Lions.
Lions’ president Derek Rutter unveiled a commemorative plaque on the poly-tunnel, which is being used by the school’s eco-garden group to grow herbs and vegetables.
Mr Barclay was also given a tour of the garden during the event, and Academy principal Jason Wing dug this year’s first crop of potatoes.
The North East Cambs MP, who enjoys gardening himself, said: “The eco-garden teaches students so many things, including the importance of eating healthily. Produce from the eco-garden is used in the school’s kitchens, which is also a great idea as it shows the end product.
“I was impressed by the quality of the produce, and envious of the potatoes dug up as they were a lot better than those on my vegetable patch at home.”
• Principal Jason Wing is pictured digging up the eco-garden group’s first potato crop. Photo: SUPPLIED