‘Oh my Cod’, we won it!

Top plaice for staff and pupils at Holy Trinity, Halifax. Pictured pupil Lydia Ronson-Binns, head teacher Liz Whetham, students Dhanyal Mahmood and Keisha Musvaburri, catering manager Mark Bywater, and pupil Ummayyah Tanveer

Top plaice for staff and pupils at Holy Trinity, Halifax. Pictured pupil Lydia Ronson-Binns, head teacher Liz Whetham, students Dhanyal Mahmood and Keisha Musvaburri, catering manager Mark Bywater, and pupil Ummayyah Tanveer

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A Halifax primary school came first plaice in a national food award competition.

Holy Trinity, Savile Park Road, scooped the top award in The Great Fish and Chip school lunch competition.

The award was presented by BBC Radio 2 presenter Nigel Bardon at a London ceremony.

The school won the Seafish award, sponsored by Middleton Food Products, for its fresh and nutritious school lunch meal options.

The school will celebrate today, Fry-day, and at a special school party. Head teacher, Liz Whetham, said: “It’s a wonderful achievement. At Holy Trinity, we’re committed to offering quality, nutritious food to help stimulate the brains of our youngsters.

“Fish and chips is an iconic British dish that our kids love. Recently, children have learnt about the history of the dish and the importance of sustainability in the inudustry.”

Chief executive of Seafish, Paul Williams, said: “Holy Trinity Primary School stood out for their unique educational methods and enthusiasm towards our iconic takeaway throughout the judging process.

“Fish is an ideal food source to help keep children’s concentration levels high throughout the school day.”

Peter Hill, chief executive of Middleton Food Products, said: “It’s with much honour that we award Holy Trinity the first champions of The Great Fish and Chip School Lunch Award.”