A school in a city in northern China has dismissed the idea of growing lawns and flower beds on campus and gone for a more unusual alternative ... wheat. Pupils at the school in Shijiazhuang have been harvesting the crop this week after it was planted when the campus was finished last year, the Hebei Youth Daily reported. The headmaster of the school, Wei Shuxin, was quoted as saying that growing wheat was educational for the children and teachers as many had little knowledge of agriculture. Staff also thought the crop was hardy and could survive better in Hebei province’s long winters. About a tonne of wheat has been harvested and it will be used in the school’s canteen in the provincial capital.