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A growing success for every child
Horticulture is set to become part of the national curriculum from 2014, giving every schoolchild a chance to grow their own food.
It follows a campaign from charity Garden Organic that began in 2011 to lead the government-backed Food Growing in Schools Taskforce.
A report published in March 2012 showed for the first time the benefits to children involved in growing their own food.
Benefits such as; improving health and well being,
achievement success and life and employment skills.
Myles Bremner, chief executive of Garden Organic, said: “We are absolutely delighted to see horticulture playing a key part in the design and technology curriculum.
“This will give pupils an opportunity to grow their own fruit and vegetables, which is a vital part of their wider food education and brings so many other benefits in terms of health, wellbeing and pro-environmental behaviours.”
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