Pupils ‘dig for Victory’

NEAALMSCH110202C3 - Volunteers from e-on help staff and pupils at Underwood primary school create a new garden
NEAALMSCH110202C3 - Volunteers from e-on help staff and pupils at Underwood primary school create a new garden

SCHOOL children spent the day creating a garden as part of a World War Two project.

The new Dig for Victory garden highlights how people turned their backyards into allotments to grow their own produce during World War Two rationing.

During the war there were posters around the country saying ‘Dig for Victory’ to encourage people to grow their own produce and be self-sufficient because of rationing.

Pupils at Underwood Primary School created raised beds and laid gravel paths to start the new school garden off, on Wednesday, February 2.

Deputy head Mike Wilson said: “It’s all about teaching the children what life was like during the 1940s and how gardens would have been turned into vegetable plots. It also encourages children to get involved with gardening and be environmentally friendly.”