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.
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.