Potatoes were the dish of the day at an Edgware school where amateur farmers showed off their spuds.
North London Collegiate School, in Canons Drive,Edgware, grew its own potatoes as part of a nationwide competition and spent last Monday digging them up.
For 16 weeks pupils have been learning the delights of harvesting for the Grow Your Own Potatoes competition, which is being run by the Potato Council.
The school's crop weighed eight kilograms and contained three varieties of potatoes.
Students from the junior school's gardening club planted and cared for the vegetables and also created their own cookbook with recipes so they could sample the fruits of their labour.
Nicola Coupe,director of junior school studies and head of the school's gardening club, said: "The children felt as if they had unearthed treasure as they dug up their potatoes. We've had great fun during this project and look forward to finding out if our crop has won anything in the competition, but whatever the outcome,we've learned so very much and are looking forward to cooking our potatoes. I am sure they will be delicious."
More than 300,000 children are taking part in the national competition, which celebrates the United Nations International Year of the Potato.