Silver success for green-fingered pupils

GREEN-FINGERED pupils have helped gain their school the first Food for Life silver award in West Norfolk.[singlepic id=360 w=320 h=240 float=right]

The accolade achieved by Howard Junior School in Gaywood recognises schools which serve healthy and climate-friendly food.

To gain the award, the school started to serve seasonal school meals, ten per cent of which included fresh organic meat prepared by the experienced school cook, Karen Newell.

Every pupil was also given the opportunity to visit a farm, cook and grow their own food at school. The school vegetable garden was re-designed and enlarged to accommodate a variety of vegetables.

Deputy headteacher Andy Prior thanked Linda Edwards, of school meals provider NORSE, for working closely with Howard school’s catering team.

Mr Prior said: “Everyone is so proud to have played a part in achieving a silver award. Naturally, the criteria become more challenging but a whole school approach has enabled it to happen for us.”

Only three other schools in Norfolk have so far gained the silver award, two in Norwich and one in Dereham.