Delicious food for thought

Children at St Mark's CE Primary School
Children at St Mark's CE Primary School

WIGAN children have been getting crafty in the kitchen.

Pupils of Newtown St Mark’s CE Primary have been baking birthday cakes using produce from the garden as part of the RHS Campaign for School Gardening which promotes home-grown foods.

Apples, blackberries and beetroot were grown and picked from the school garden to use for ingredients to make apple and blackberry and chocolate and beetroot cake.

The children added the unusual ingredients and then got stuck into designing the top of the cakes which displayed the apple and blackberry with the RHS Logo, a tree and the chocolate and beetroot bore the RHS legend.

A school spokesman said: “Some of the children were unsure of how the cakes would taste, especially adding beetroot to the chocolate cake recipe. But when they tasted the finished cake, were surprised that they couldn’t see or taste it, as they found it was delicious. Even saying they would tell their parents about eating ‘healthy cakes’ at school.”