SCHOOLS are being encouraged to dig in and grow their own loaves in a bake your lawn challenge.

The Real Bread Campaign has set up the scheme to help children learn about where bread comes from – from seed to sandwich.

Teachers and other community youth group leaders can order 100g packets of organic wheat seeds from for £2 (to cover postage and packing) for planting between now and late April.

And a free guide to turning 25g of seed into a one square metre wheat patch and then a small loaf is available to download from the site.

Children are encouraged to keep wheat diaries from sowing through to harvest, milling and baking.