Boris does his shopping from Bethnal Green Academy pupils’ market stall
- Credit: BG Academy
Boris Johnson took time off to do a spot of fresh food shopping at a market stall run by pupils from Bethnal Green Academy in east London.
The young ‘traders’ had been busy on the school farm at the school in before the summer break getting ready for the Growing Schools Marketplace event at City Hall earlier this month.
The event was a chance to show what food they had grown in Bethnal Green, as part of a series of four farmers’ markets the school has taken part in during the year.
The produce they had on offer included elderflower cordial, a selection of jams and vegetables such as tomatoes, potatoes and peppers.
The girls made the most of the photo opportunity with the London mayor, posting pictures with him at the stall on Twitter.
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The farm at Gosset Street provides opportunities for pupils to learn about agriculture and the environment outside the classroom.
They learn about rural life and healthy eating with trips to working farms in east London.
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It has taught them economical skills such as pricing the produce and counting the money, as well as work ethic.
Bethnal Green Academy is close to getting the bronze Food for Life award from the pupils’ efforts, with events such as the Growing Schools Marketplace.