Spud-tastic result for school

Winners of the Potato Challenge, Finmere C of E School PNL-150721-165011001
Winners of the Potato Challenge, Finmere C of E School PNL-150721-165011001

Finmere Church of England Primary School has triumphed in this year’s Potato Challenge.

Eleven schools took part in Buckingham Garden Centre’s spud-growing contest, despite a difficult growing season.

Each school was provided with potato bags, potato tubers, potting compost, fertiliser and instructions.

The heaviest crop from one bag of potatoes was grown by pupils from Finmere, weighing in at a whooping 1.25kg. The combined weight of their six bags was 5.38kg.

Grendon Underwood Combined School came second with 2.35kg. And in third place, Thornborough Infant School weighed in at 2.26kg.