Jul 09 - Year 4 Dig For Victory

This term Year 4 pupils at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School have had a taste of what life was like during the Second World War. The pupils have been ‘Digging For Victory’ as part of their WWII project and have grown their own vegetables in the School’s orchard. They have also tended the chickens that recently arrived at the school and the result is a regular supply of eggs.

It came together this week when they brought all the ingredients they had grown to the Food Technology room and created a delicious egg salad meal. Teacher Rebecca Donohoe said “The children have enjoyed ‘Digging For Victory’ just as children did in the War and the food they have grown is impressive. They have produced lettuce, radishes, peas, potatoes, chives and eggs. An added bonus is that they have eaten vegetables that they normally wouldn’t try.”

Headmaster Paul Spencer Ellis commented “It is wonderful that this project is reconnecting children with where their food comes from, as well as giving them a real feel for history”.

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