Five schools in Calderdale got a taste of success when they received food awards for their healthy meals.
Pupils, teachers and cooks from Holy Trinity and St Malachy’s Primary Schools, William Henry Smith School and Castlefield Infant Schools and St John’s Primary Academy, Clifton all attended the awards ceremony at the Heath Training and Development Centre in Halifax, and were presented with their bronze and silver medals by the Deputy Director of Public Health for Calderdale, Paul Butcher,
Their work to transform their food culture by serving healthy, fresh meals while providing pupils with the opportunity to cook and grow food and visit farms was recognised by the Food for Life Partnership.
Caroline Booth, Business Manager at William Henry Smith School, said: “Being awarded with bronze is a great achievement and shows the team’s commitment to the Food for Life ethos.
“We now have a whole school approach to food that links practical food education with quality school meals, recognized last year when our catering team won the Food for Life Roast Dinner Day competition, recognizing their use of local and seasonal ingredients.”
On receiving his silver Award, the Catering Manager at Ravenscliffe School, Tony Mulgrew, said, “Having the Food for Life Partnership Silver Award has given me peace of mind. I have been able to reassure parents that all the meat sourced from Gazegill Organics is outdoor reared and fully traceable.”