The students were hard at work in the fields selecting the biggest and ripest pumpkins to bring back to school to then sell for £1!
“Pumpkins for Sale” signs have been made in art classes ahead of the picking day and the students are learning how a business initiative can work in a very simple and understandable way. The money they make from the sale of their pumpkins will be for them to spend on Christmas resources for their classrooms.
Director of Education at Jigsaw CABAS® School, Emma Hawkins, says: “To physically pick the pumpkins from the local farm and then sell them in the school is a very immediate and satisfying project for our children, all of whom have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. To have the chance to make a valuable learning experience such fun is fantastic and we’d like to thank Dunsfold Park very much indeed for giving us this opportunity. I’m certain the classrooms will look particularly spectacular this Christmas with all the new decorations they will undoubtedly be buying with their profits!!”
Jamie McAllister, Development Director, Dunsfold Park Ltd. comments: “We’ve had spectacular success with our pumpkin crop on the farm this year and it’s a pleasure to see Jigsaw use them for fun and educational purposes. As our farm project continues to evolve we are delighted with the success of this year’s crops which have included potatoes, carrots, sweetcorn, parsnips and turnips.”