Primary school children celebrate British Food Fortnight

Primary school children celebrate British Food Fortnight

Published by Maria Greenwood at 11:31am 7th October 2019.

Youngsters at the Prince of Wales School in Dorchester have been celebrating British Food Fortnight.

They've been meeting staff from Local Food Links who supply more than 4,000 meals a day to 56 schools across Dorset.

They source British meat and buy from local suppliers where ever possible.

Elwell Fruit Farm, Colin Clarke Butchers, Hunts and the Watercress Company were also at the school.

Parents were invited to sample what their children are having for their school dinners.

local food links

Caroline Morgan, chief executive of Local Food Links, said: 

"Local Food Links prides itself on producing high-quality school meals. 

"We are very happy to celebrate British Food Fortnight with the Prince of Wales First School because we know first-hand that Britain is a great food producing nation, and buying British supports our economy and keeps the countryside looking how we like it!"

school dinners

Gary Spracklen, headteacher at the school said:

"At the Prince of Wales School, we want to offer our pupils interesting and stimulating learning experiences that benefit them in the classroom and beyond.

"Today's celebration enables our school and the wider community to come together in appreciation not only of British food, but also the wonderful food producers that are here in Dorset. 

"Eating well not only fuels learning, but also helps to encourage positive lifestyle choices in our pupils."