School’s award for its dinners

Award: Steven Gates, teacher Paul Murray, students Freya Ryder, Christina Durham with catering manager Tony Mulgrew
Award: Steven Gates, teacher Paul Murray, students Freya Ryder, Christina Durham with catering manager Tony Mulgrew

TODMORDEN High school has been dished an award for giving its school food a facelift.

The Food for Life partnership recognises schools which transform food culture.

Representatives from Todmorden High were handed the award at Manchester Town Hall.

Steps include serving meals on plates, not flight trays, and serving up a range of locally-sourced and organic items on their menus.

They were one of 10 schools from around the north to be given the silver award.

They have also got everyone from pupils to parents, as well as people in the community, involved in food education through food-themed events.

Last week the students took part in an interactive learning day, which included a visit from some friendly cows from a local farmer.

The scheme is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and led by the Soil Association.