Keynsham pupils dig in to mark Roast Dinner Day

Published on: 07 Dec 2012

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Pupils dig in to mark Roast Dinner Day

Pupils at Castle Primary School tucked into a roast dinner with all the trimmings to celebrate great British food. Castle Primary allotments

Roast Dinner Day, organised by the Food For Life Partnership, saw schools across the country serving up the traditional meal to pupils and guests, including parents, carers and members of the community.

Castle pupils were among more than 5,000 children across B&NES who sat down to a roast on November 14.

The aim of the day, and the Food for Life Partnership’s work with councils and schools, was to highlight quality food and promote healthy eating from an early age.
Castle School already has a number of initiatives to teach youngsters more about their food.

The Good Grub Club sees youngsters taking a hands-on approach to producing and preparing food, with allotments in the school grounds tended by the gardening club and overseen by caretaker Sean Leando. There is also a popular Let’s Get Cooking after-school club, where pupils get to put the food grown at the allotments to good use.

The school is working towards its bronze Food For Life Partnership Award and has plans for more food-related activities in future.

The Good Grub Club is funded through a £9,950 grant from Local Food, a £57.5 million funding programme supported by the Big Lottery Fund which will be supporting food-related community projects right across the country.

Councillor Dine Romero (Lib-Dem, Southdown), Cabinet Member for Early Years, Children and Youth, said: “Bath & North East Somerset Council is committed to helping schools develop and extend their role in the local community, and by highlighting the benefits of the fabulous food on offer to pupils every day we hope it will encourage everybody to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.”

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