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School pupils at Newland St John's Academy, in Hull, grow their own fruit and veg as part of Gold 'Food For Life' award

The Calendar Veg Patch has come on leaps and bounds since we first planted it up in April.

The latest view of the Calendar Veg Patch (June 2019). Credit: ITV News Calendar

As the wait goes on to reap the benefits, we've visited Newland St John's Academy in Hull, which was recently awarded the Gold level Food for Life Schools Award.

Pupils get the chance to grow organic food. Credit: ITV News Calendar

The classification recognises educational institutions where school meals are at least 75% unprocessed, 50% local, and 30% organic. It also requires more than seven in ten pupils to choose to eat the healthy school meals.

Dr Amir Khan has seen how pupils get the opportunity to participate in organic food-growing during their time at the school.

Meanwhile Jon Mitchell has helped out in the cookery classrooms. As he says: "There's no point growing the vegetables if we can't eat them!".

  • First broadcast: 26 June 2019

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