School joins the food revolution

Pupils go shopping for Winchelsea School Food Revolution Day EMN-150515-160258001

Pupils go shopping for Winchelsea School Food Revolution Day EMN-150515-160258001

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On Friday, children at Winchelsea Primary School in Ruskington supported Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day.

Headteacher Helen Duckett said: “As a community school, we try to find ways to get the children out and about in the village.

“We also like to find interesting and innovative ways to support children’s learning, so this project suited us down to the ground.

“Jamie Oliver tried to start a revolution in schools to support his healthy eating campaign and challenged schools to take part, which Winchelsea did.

“He called it Food Revolution Day and we not only followed his recipe for a healthier sandwich but also sourced the ingredients, either from the village shops or from our own allotments.

“The children went out shopping in the morning, chopped and prepared the ingredients, baked the healthy bread for the sandwich, made the sandwiches and then ate the results in the afternoon.”

n At Chestnut Street School, the village’s other primary school, parents recently joined their children in the classroom for a poetry morning. The event was held in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Parents were invited into the school for a poetry lesson, before having a refreshing cuppa and a cake. There was also a prize raffle.

The cakes and the raffle prizes were donated, with all proceeds going to Marie Curie.