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Students start market project

Students Joel Long, Charlotte Anderson and Daniel Anderson with teacher Jack Radford from Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy gardening club are going to run a stall on Hemsworth Market.  (p622a412)

Students Joel Long, Charlotte Anderson and Daniel Anderson with teacher Jack Radford from Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy gardening club are going to run a stall on Hemsworth Market. (p622a412)

Students from Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy’s gardening club will be selling the fruits of their labours at the town’s market this weekend.

The HACA Plant club has spent weeks after school preparing plants and produce ready to sell on a stall on Saturday.

Students will be selling hanging baskets, bedding plants, tomato plants and a number of vegetable plants, including cabbage, cauliflower, butternut squash and peppers.

Hemsworth Town Council has offered the stall - which will run 9am from to 12.30pm - to the students free of charge.

Jack Radford, student liaison officer, said: “We have students who have been working really hard after school to get all the plants and produce ready to sell on the market. We are hoping that this will become a sustainable project.

“The money raised on the stall will be reinvested into the club to grow more produce, which we will sell at another stall in May.

“We hope to make this scheme ‘grow’ so more students can have a similar experience in years to come.

“The students have also been working on the business side of the stall, so they are learning about enterprise as well as growing. I have worked with them to price up the plants and vegetables and to look at the costings of everything.

“We would like to thank Hemsworth Town Council for letting the club run the stall free of charge.”

For more information, email jack.radford@hemsworthacademy.org or call Jack Radford on 01977 624221.

 

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