Kenton secondary school pupils’ passion for pumpkins feeds the homeless

Pupils at St Gregory's Catholic Science College prepare soup for the homeless. Picture: St Gregory's

Pupils at St Gregory's Catholic Science College prepare soup for the homeless. Picture: St Gregory's - Credit: Archant

Kenton pupils have turned pumpkins and thyme grown in their secondary school’s eco-garden into a hearty soup for the homeless.

Students at St Gregory’s Catholic Science College in Donnington Road cooked more than 150 portions of pumpkin soup as part of the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Big Soup Share campaign.

The pupils, winners of RHS’s School Gardening Team of the Year award earlier this year, grew the pumpkins from seed during the summer term.

The vegetables were fed and watered over the summer, harvested in early October and then cooked in lessons.

Andrew Mcleay, at Ealing Soup Kitchen, who received the batch, said: “It was really special that the soup was home-grown, homemade and served with love from volunteers at the Soup Kitchen.”


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St Gregory’s headteacher, Andrew Prindiville, said: “I’m really proud of our pupils for sharing the fruits of their labours with those in our community who will benefit the most.”

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