Gorleston pupils prove business skills with lettuce growing project link up with Southwold brewer Adnams

PUBLISHED: 15:41 23 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:45 23 June 2017

Pupils with the lettuce they grew for Adnams

Pupils with the lettuce they grew for Adnams

Eager young gardeners at a Gorleston school are ready to reap the benefits of their growing enterprise.

Year five pupils at Peterhouse Church of England Primary Academy have been working closely with Southwold-based brewer Adnams on a project growing and supplying fruit and vegetables for use in the kitchens of the company’s hotels.

It is part of Adnam’s Food for Thought project to encourage pupils entrepreneurial and marketing skills by selling their produce to the business’s hotels and pubs.

The Peterhouse pupils set up their own company and each child had a role to play in the company from CEO all the way down to pest control.

The main crop this year has been lettuce, which has been harvested by the children and picked up by Adnams who have paid them for their produce. In the coming weeks the young ones will decide how best to invest their profit and expand the business over the next few years.

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