St Martin’s Academy sow the seeds of success

The children form St Martin’s Academy, Chester, made headlines during the summer when they featured in Waitrose’s ‘The Weekend’ magazine with their successful Grow & Sell initiative.


Having spent months nurturing fruit and vegetables from seed, a small team of children from St Martin’s Academy set up shop outside the Chester branch of Waitrose and sold the produce to regular shoppers at the end of the summer term.


The team were fast and efficient and made sure that each shopper left with a full bag of goodies from beetroot to sugarsnap peas. The children raised over £100 which will be used next year to purchase more seeds to hopefully repeat their success again.