Kids turn market-traders for the day

File photo of children involved in the project on a previous visit to Borough Market.
File photo of children involved in the project on a previous visit to Borough Market. Photo: Borough Market.

Pupils from several London schools will be trying their hand at market trading today, selling fruit and vegetables they've grown themselves.

They'll be joining stall-holders at Borough Market in south London to trade their pumpkins, squashes and beetroot for hard cash.

All of the proceeds will go to FareShare, a charity that works to relieve food poverty.

Child gardening.
Children from St Mary Magdalene Church of England Primary School will be selling produce they've grown from seed. Credit: St Mary Magdalene Church of England Primary School.

It's part of an initiative run by the charity School Food Matters, in order to teach children where food comes from - the ground, not the supermarket!