Sustainable and ethical foods are on the menu for award-winning Rackham Primary School

Benita Sherrington, head of Year 3 and 4 at Rackham School with pupils from yr 3,4,5, and 6.

Benita Sherrington, head of Year 3 and 4 at Rackham School with pupils from yr 3,4,5, and 6.

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A primary school in Witchford proved it was top of the food chain by scooping an award for their work in transforming school meals.

Benita Sherrington, head of Year 3 and 4 Rackham School, with pupils from yr 3,4,5, and 6.Benita Sherrington, head of Year 3 and 4 Rackham School, with pupils from yr 3,4,5, and 6.

Rackham C of E Primary School was awarded a bronze award by the National Soil Association Food for Life programme for its dedication to food education and providing healthy, sustainable food.

The school will now work towards its silver award, which will involve setting up cooking clubs using produce grown in school and involving parents and the wider community in food education events using healthy, local and ethical ingredients.

Pupils and staff attended a fun-filled day of celebrations and learning activities, including food inspired art, butter making and learning about UK grown pulses and dairy farming.

Food for Life Cambridgeshire programme manager, Carrie Bewick, said: “Pupils, teachers and caterers have worked hard to involve and inspire the wider school community, supporting children to make healthy eating choices and embed a positive food culture in school.

Benita Sherrington, Head of Year 3 and 4 at Rackham School.Benita Sherrington, Head of Year 3 and 4 at Rackham School.

“Celebrating their successes is an integral element of Food for Life and our events enable ideas to be shared and enthuse others to make positive progress.”

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