Homemade Hallowe’en treat

Children from Gillas Lane Primary School picture on the Houghton Community Allotment where they had been serving up soup made by themselves from their own grown vegetables as part of an Halloween event.
Children from Gillas Lane Primary School picture on the Houghton Community Allotment where they had been serving up soup made by themselves from their own grown vegetables as part of an Halloween event.
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HOMEMADE pumpkin pie was on the menu for youngsters in a special Hallowe’en celebration.

Children from Gillas Lane Primary School, in Houghton, enjoyed the fruits of their labour when they turned their allotment vegetables into tasty treats.

The Year 4 and 5 children donned their Hallowe’en fancy dress costumes and went along to Houghton Community Allotments.

Michelle Wilson, administrator at the Seaton Avenue school, said the children thoroughly enjoyed the spooky goings on in the allotments, which included eating pumpkin pie, soup and cake at the spooky picnic followed by story time.

The children have been working at the allotment for months with Councillor Bob Heron and planted their crops in the spring.

She said it was brilliant for the pupils to be able to harvest their vegetables and then to be able to enjoy eating them.

Mrs Wilson said: “They had an absolutely fantastic time even though they did get a bit wet.

“It is good for them to be able to work at the allotments and they just love it.”