Vitacress uses Skype for a fresh approach in teaching herbs

Vitacress the UK’s leading producer of fresh herbs for the UK retail market, has been using Skype to bring the growing of herbs to life for school pupils across the country. The technology has enabled Vitacress to virtually transport its new state of the art glasshouse into classrooms around the country, as part of its commitment to the Tesco Eat Happy initiative. 

The e-learning sessions were hosted by Chris Moncrieff, Vitacress production director from Vitacress’ glasshouse in Runcton with children from as young as four tuning in to the Q&A session.  Pupils from Spittal Primary School, Scotland, and Crawford and Paxton Primary Schools, London shared poems and knowledge about growing food and healthy eating.  They also talked about cultivating their own herbs and vegetables in preparation for making a summer lunch for their parents


Vitacress has four more Skype sessions booked in the coming weeks and plans to roll out its interactive herb classes an increasing number of schools. Chris Moncrieff, production director at Vitacress said “Working with Eat Happy has given us the very exciting opportunity of taking the glasshouse into classrooms across the country. Using technology like Skype has given us the chance to share our nurseries, our expertise and our enthusiasm for herbs and healthy eating, regardless of location.”

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