School webteam: May 2020
During World War 2 people were encouraged to dig up their gardens to plant food. The campaign slogan 'Dig for Victory' was introduced in 1940 by a London Evening Newspaper. Many leaflets were produced that gave advice on various aspects of gardening.
Information was also given on the radio — a play called 'Digging for Victory' was aired. The main character started out knowing nothing about gardening but ended up giving advice to the local horticultural society.
Some children in Pearl Class are growing their own fruit and vegetables as part of our Global Gardens topic.