Pupils from a Solihull school celebrated National Picnic Week by enjoying fresh strawberries grown in Jaguar Land Rover’s allotment.
The children from St Alphege School spent the day enjoying the freshly harvested produce and exploring more about the community they live in.
Working with allotment partner Gro-Organic, the initiative saw students learn about the various open spaces in Solihull, and the benefits of choosing healthy picnic options. The day was rounded off with a story-telling session as they listened to one of children author and illustrator Veronica Lamond’s books about a Series 1 Land Rover.
Colleagues from Lode Lane also donated a unique cardboard Defender, designed by Veronica, to the school, to help explain the heritage of the Solihull plant.
Sarah Forbes, CEO of Gro-Organic, said: “Picnicking is a great way to get away from phones and screens, to get the whole family together, and to enjoy low cost activities that British people have enjoyed for years.
“The simplest things in life can bring so much enjoyment and we saw that here at St Alphege’s with our strawberries and stories afternoon.”
The allotment partnership between Jaguar Land Rover and Gro-Organic will grow food for the local community, with 100 percent of the produce being donated to those relying on foodbanks or live in food poverty across Solihull.