Whilst we absolutely salute Boris’ efforts to get more kids growing their own fruit and vegetables, we at Boriswatch HQ did chuckle this week at the array of prizes on offer for the ‘top food growing school’.
The ‘Capital Growth’ competition invites the city’s primary school children to grow their own fruit and vegetables. Bozza said the competition would provide children with a hands-on experience in “growing your own grub”.
“There is much top notch work taking place by green fingered teachers and pupils across the capital already, which I salute,” he said. “We want to help cultivate this growing appetite for locally grown food, reward the top performers and bring more schools into the Capital Growth fold.”
In order to do this, the top schools across a range of categories will win:
“a visit by a celebrity gardener, cash prizes of Â£500, plants and a wormery.”
A wormery and Alan Titchmarsh poking round your aubergines. That’s one of the least attractive prizes we’ve ever heard.