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PUPILS at Garsington CE Primary School in Oxfordshire are growing their own wheat to turn into a wheatsheaf loaf for their Harvest Festival.

They have sown the seeds, watered and weeded them and the plants are thriving in the beautiful weather.

The aim is to hand-harvest the wheat in September and take it to Wheatley Windmill for milling.

The children will then turn the flour into bread. Last year the children presented their harvest loaf to the vicar at the school harvest festival.

The children were so proud of their work when the vicar blessed the bread and placed it on the altar.

The loaf was shared with the congregation at the village Harvest Festival. This year's project has already been featured on BBC Radio 4 Farming Today, BBC Radio Oxford and this week the children have been filmed for BBC South Today.

The children are learning more about where food comes from and how much work it takes to make a loaf of bread.

It also helps them to understand what is happening in the fields around them.

The media interest has definitely added to their enjoyment and pride in their crop.

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