Everyone chips in for potato play!

Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015

Children at Hodnet School in Market Drayton baked their own lunch as part of a potato play day with produce supplied by local company Swancote Foods.

The reception class and pre-school learnt about potato farming, how to cook jacket potatoes and mashed potatoes, and used the many different varieties to produce potato paintings.

The children took to the water to see which potatoes sank or floated in water and were shown potato plants so they could see for themselves how they grow underground.

Amy Bradley, Commercial Manager at Swancote Foods, whose son is at the school said: “We are delighted to be working with local schools and to be able to show the children where their vegetables actually come from. We hope they had lots of fun whilst learning about the potatoes we produce and process at our plant’.