A primary school in Oxford is hosting a ceremony to celebrate their new polytunnel.

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School will hold an official ceremony to celebrate its new polytunnel and this will be attended by the Lord Mayor of Oxford and city councillor Lubna Arshad.

The polytunnel project, which was initiated by Ms Arshad, was funded by generous donations from councillors Mary Clarkson, Nigel Chapman and Barbara Coyne.

Pupils of all ages will now be involved in growing a wide range of produce, including herbs, lettuce, strawberries, and potatoes for use in the kitchen and cooking lessons.

Jess Tweedie, headteacher, said: “It has been a real team effort from pupils, staff and our local community.

“We are delighted that we now have a dedicated space giving our children the opportunity to learn about sustainable, healthy food production and take action!”

The installation complements the existing raised beds and the fruit trees donated by Tree Council and Orchards for Schools Project.

Ms Coyne said: “As local councillors we were delighted to support this project at St Joseph’s and it’s very exciting that the polytunnel is up and running.

“It offers a truly positive outdoor classroom space where young people can, throughout the year, work collectively to acquire valuable life skills and knowledge, and to learn about the importance of working sustainably with nature.”