Launched in 2005, Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) was one of the first primary school based growing projects. Since then it has become the largest of its kind with almost 1 million children signed up for 2010 learning where potatoes come from, how they grow and that potatoes are a healthy food. Its simplicity and the fact that GYOP is a hands on activity makes it perfect for young pupils.
Schools that register to take part (in Feb) receive a FREE growing kit containing everything they need to grow a successful crop.
Visit the GYOP website for more information.
Click here to visit my website for more about growing potatoes in containers
Alan Roman have a good choice of seed potatoes - their website also includes lots of information about individual varieties and potato growing in general.
Harrod Horticultural also have planters available too click here