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National Potato Day 2017

Pictured at Family Farm developed by Agri Aware and Dublin Zoo celebrating National Potato Day are Theresa Donohoe pupil from Arles National School, Co Laois with Deirdre O’Shea Executive Director of Agri Aware

To celebrate National Potato Day on Friday, October 6th, Agri Aware invited students from Arles National School Co. Laois to Family Farm at Dublin Zoo to educate them about potatoes including the importance of potatoes to our economy, culture, and wellbeing.

Pupils from Arles National School, Co Laois conducting and experiment with Agri Aware's Education and Development Officer, Johnny Gleeson and Agri Aware's Executive Director, Deirdre O'Shea

Johnny Gleeson, our Education and Development Officer gave a detailed insight into potatoes, including their qualities, the different varieties, how they are produced along with their scientific significance which included a fun experiment that involved using a potato as a battery to light up a bulb. Johnny also treated the class to a guided tour around Family Farm.

The students had a great day and learned all about the importance of potatoes and agriculture in Ireland.

Pupils from Arles National School, Co Laois. celebrating National Potato Day