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Year 6 are presently learning all about World War II and , as part of that, they discovered the ‘Dig for Victory Campaign’. The ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign was set up during WWII by the British Ministry of Agriculture. Men and women across the country were encouraged to grow their own food in times of harsh rationing. Open spaces everywhere were transformed into allotments, from domestic gardens to public parks – even the lawns outside the Tower of London were turned into vegetable patches.

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With our Grow Zone now just about finished, the Yr 6 were keen to experience what it must have been like in ‘Dig for Victory’ times so WildlifeKate set them to work in the Grow Zone. Working in teams, they cleared out the old plants that have finished producing and harvested the last of produce.

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They were all very keen and achieved loads, working as a team and aiming to clear and weed the beds. With all this new harvest, there is going to be some wartime cooking and we are planning on also making green tomato chutney as we have a lot of green tomatoes!

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A big well done to the Year 6 pupils!!

You can see more photos on our Grow Zone Flickr Album.