Students at Thornton College this week celebrated a healthy harvest and quickly put the produce to good use. A group of third year students took ownership of the project and harvested the vegetables. Later that day, they were using the veg to create a wholesome and hearty soup for their peers and the teaching team at the College.
The harvest yielded a healthy crop of veg and was the latest in a number of growing projects the green fingered students have undertaken. Forming part of their Daily Living Skills class, everyone in the year worked together as a team, organising themselves into groups for each essential task. The lesson enabled the students to develop skills that will prove essential in their future lives. The group learnt to take responsibility for looking after themselves, gained and understanding of the process of caring and nurturing a crop and also got to learn how to make themselves a simple but healthy meal solution.
Speaking after the meal, which was a hearty soup of leeks, carrots, onions, potatoes and giant parsnips, James Kirby, Director for Thornton College said:
“This is just one of the many outstanding examples of the work the students at Thornton undertake in order to ensure they are able to live more independently once they graduate from the College. The soup was really tasty and I’d like to congratulate the students and the staff on a job well done. I look forward to the next harvest!”