Squire’s Garden Centres has been working with local schools to teach pupils how to grow their own potatoes.

Squire’s Frensham welcomed pupils from St Mary’s Infant School, Frensham, while Squire’s Badshot Lea welcomed Badshot Lea Village Infant School pupils.

Each child was given a pot, compost and chitted potatoes which they were shown how to plant by a Squire’s plant expert.

The pupils will return in June to have their potatoes weighed and turned into chips by the Squire’s cafe bar team.

Squire’s Garden Centres chairman Sarah Squire said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for local school children to get a good understanding of where food comes from – and importantly how easy it can be for them to have a go at growing their very own, as well as looking after plants. Our centre plant experts love sharing their knowledge and encouraging the next generation of young growers to have an appreciation of nurturing plants.”