About the project

Launched in 2005, Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) was one of the first primary school
based growing projects. Since then it has become the largest of its kind with over 2 million children taking part in learning where potatoes come from, how they grow and that potatoes are a healthy food. Its simplicity and the fact that GYOP is a hands on activity makes it perfect for young pupils.

Schools that register to take part (in Feb) receive a FREE growing kit containing everything they need to grow a successful crop.


GYOP 2018

Watch this short video clip to see how GYOP can work in your school



Teaching resources to support the curriculum

We have developed twelve exciting potato-based lessons, designed to support primary school curricula around the UK. The lessons support science, design and technology, health education, literacy and ICT.

Use the lesson notes and resources to plan an engaging block of cross-curricular work.

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Special Educational Needs Worksheets


Fun visual worksheets to create great lessons for your students

Potato Recipes

Potatoes are packed full of lots of important vitamins and minerals. They are a great, low fat energy source for growing children.

Herne CE Junior School, Kent

"We loved growing our own potatoes so much that we’ve bought a poly tunnel to get more children involved in growing at school!" As Teaching Assistant Mrs Sherrie Tappenden commented to local potato farmer Nick Tapp, after pupils used the school garden to grow an impressive crop of potatoes.

Herne CE Junior School, Kent
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