Green fingered schoolchildren were given ‘food for thought’ at a special workshop at Belville Community Garden.
Young pupils from Whinhill and St Patrick’s joined forces together for the ‘Great Big Food Cycle’.
As part of the eco-friendly project, the P6 and P7 children learned all about the importance of cutting down on food waste.
Now they have taken home survey sheets to see if the workshop has made an impact on reducing food waste in their own homes.
Pamela Bradley, acting principal teacher at Whinhill Primary, said:
“The children were waxing lyrical all day about the things they had learned and said they were going home to tell their parents all about it.”
They also created their own wormery, found out about the importance of healthy eating and learned how to grow their own food.
Sally Clough, an environmental officer at Belville Community Garden, says the educational initiative proved a big hit.
“It’s designed to look at the impact of the food industry and it went very well.”
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This article and images appeared in the Greenock Telegraph on 17th November 2018.