Nursery grows own fruit

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CHILDREN at a nursery have been growing their own healthy food.

Youngsters at Rainbow Nursery at the University Hospital of Hartlepool have been learning about the benefits of eating fresh fruit and vegetables by growing their own five a day.

Among the fruit and vegetables grown in the nursery’s garden are apples, pears, plums, tomatoes, peas, and strawberries.

Nursery manager Janet Bland said: “The children have really enjoyed spending time outside in the nursery garden over the summer. They have fun while learning and it’s really enjoyable for them picking their own fruit and vegetables.”

The hospital’s nurseries offer childcare places to children aged from six weeks to five, welcomes school children during the holidays and also provide free early education places for three to five-year-olds. For more information you can contact Ms Bland at the University Hospital of Hartlepool on (01429) 522482.