PUPILS and staff are celebrating after their school achieved an award recognising its approach to healthy eating and practical food education.
Market Deeping Primary School received its bronze award at the Food for Life Partnership Lincolnshire Award Ceremony at Woodlands Organic Farm near Boston.
Headteacher Nigel Manders-Jones said that since the school started working with the Food for Life Partnership, it had transformed its food culture and that of the community by encouraging the children to grow, cook, eat and appreciate climate-friendly and healthy food.
He said: “Children and parents are involved in planning improvements to school menus and the dining experience, and every pupil has the opportunity to visit a farm, cook and grow food during his or her time at school.”
The award means that the school now serves seasonal school meals with the dishes being freshly prepared.
The Food for Life Partnership is a network of schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture.
The initiative is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and led by the Soil Association. As part of this partnership, parents, grandparents, teachers, school governors and members of the community were invited to the school to enjoy National Roast Dinner Day. Everyone who attended sat down to a roast beef dinner and seasonal fruit crumble.