PUPILS at a Bradford primary school have been enjoying the fruits of their labour by making dishes from ingredients they grew on school grounds.

St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School has spent the past few years transforming part of its outside area into a series of raised beds, growing a variety of vegetables.

So far the move has met with both enthusiasm from the pupils, many of whom do not have their own gardens at home, and with outside success – with St Matthew’s picking up awards at local horticultural shows.

The green-fingered pupils have been growing everything from loganberries to sweet peas to spuds, learning valuable practical skills as well as about nutrition and healthy eating.

Yesterday the pupils made good use of the latest crop by collecting potatoes, beetroot, onions and piles of other vegetables to create a mega portion of soup for pupils at the school and their parents.

The children took turns chopping the veg and preparing it in the school, before the soup was dished out to fellow pupils and parents.