Friday, June 24, 2022

The certificate will be proudly displayed at Portlaoise Educate Together NS

By Carmel Hayes

A BUNCH of budding gardeners in Portlaoise have won a greenhouse for their school.

Excited senior infants at Portlaoise Educate Together NS are celebrating sweet success, after scooping the national Junior Incredible Edible Prize 2022.

The school proudly announced today: “Massive congratulations to Hazel’s Senior Infants Class … They were so proud to receive their certificate this week and are excited for September, when they will receive the greenhouse they won for our school. Well done to everyone involved and special thank you to @AgriAware.”

The greenhouse will be a fantastic asset for the school, where green-fingered children love growing their own fruit and vegetables.

The class had to submit a detailed scrapbook recording their planting, growing and cooking of a variety of produce, as well as demonstrating knowledge of the origin and nutritive value of their food.

The senior infants from Portlaoise blew the judges away with quality of their work. They completed all five tasks; food origin, identifying Irish, planting, cooking and healthy eating, to a very high standard.

The Agri Aware Incredible Edibles programme involves more than 76,000 children from 1,800 schools , in a healthy eating initiative. It encourages students across the country to grow their own fruit and vegetables and to learn about the nutritive value and origin of food.

Schools who register for the programme receive seeds, plants and the materials necessary to grow a variety of fruit and vegetables.

Hazel’s Senior Infants Class at Portlaoise Educate Together NS won the national Junior Incredible Edible Prize 2022.



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