Children from the Oasis Academy Longmeadow primary school in Trowbridge have raised £24 for the Trowbridge Food bank by selling fresh fruit and vegetables that they had grown in the school.

The fresh apples, carrots, beetroot and squash had been grown by 20 Year 2 to Year 6 pupils who had attended the school over lockdown. The produce was accompanied by donations of food sent in by parents and carers.

The sale then took place during the school’s harvest festival, with the fresh produce being sold in £1 bundles.

“I am really proud of our children who worked so hard to grow such a bumper crop,” said Helen Adams, the Principal at Oasis Academy Longmeadow. “It is fantastic to be able to share our healthy home-grown produce with our community and raise money for the food bank at the same time.”