Our student gardeners have been rewarded for their hard graft by the RHS. Over the past year they have shown how they can use tools safely, prepare soil, compost kitchen scraps, weed, tend and harvest vegetables and fruit. Produce from the garden has been used in many recipes baked, steamed and stewed by the Cookery Club. Many of us can vouch for the wonderful strawberry cakes and jam! The students were very excited to browse through the prizes of a gardening calendar, a copy of ‘How to Grow Practically Everything’ by the RHS and a seed bundle worth over £100. The club has plans to use this summer’s bumper crop of strawberries in a cookery demonstration to parents and also to visit a local care home to share their experiences and join residents for a strawberry tea.