Mark tests School Dinners at Holy Family Catholic Primary School

(December 12, 2010)

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Mark will be joining pupils at Holy Family Catholic Primary School on Friday 12th November 2010 as part of National School Meals Week (NSMW) which runs from 8th to 12th November 2010. NSMW is run by the Local Authority Caterers Association (LACA) and promotes healthy school meals and healthy lifestyles.

Dinnerladies and MH

As part of his visit to the school, Mark will be greeted by Year 6 ‘Ambassadors’ from the School Council and will be introduced to the catering team and teaching staff. The catering team comprises, cook Hazel Bradshaw Vicky Nagy and Kim Summers. The team recently won a ‘Best Kitchen Award’ which recognises outstanding level of food quality in schools.

The Ambassadors will give a brief tour of the school before taking Mark to the canteen for lunch. Mark will be able to select items from the menu including: breaded haddock fillet, potato balls, sweetcorn, pasta carbonara, margherita pizza and garlic bread. Dessert choices include vanilla ice cream, sponge roll, fresh fruit, fruit yoghurt or milk.

Lunch will be followed by a question and answer session during which Mark will field questions from pupils at Key Stage 2 level.

Mark said: “It’s been a long time since I had a school dinner and I am looking forward to seeing how children’s tastes have evolved and changed since I was at school. It’s been two years since nutritional standards were introduced and I will be interested to sample the quality of food for myself.”

Headteacher, Mr Ray Sudlow said: “I am delighted that the catering staff have been recognised with a personal visit from our MP. It shows that the quality of school meals is valued and that all children are getting a healthy meal. Mrs Bradshaw, our Cook works extremely hard; she runs the Breakfast Club, as well as preparing the meals and orders for the day. I am delighted for any recognition that she receives.”

He added: “I welcome the opportunity for our MP to see for himself how schools provide healthy and interesting meals, not only in our school but also across the borough.”


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