Food for thought

PUBLISHED: 13:58 15 February 2008 | UPDATED: 15:40 11 May 2010

Food for Life Partnership

Food for Life Partnership

IT S all about food for youngsters at one school near Royston where their commitment to learning about what we eat has been recognised. Barkway First School will become one of the 180 flagship schools and communities across England that will be recognise

IT'S all about food for youngsters at one school near Royston where their commitment to learning about what we eat has been recognised.

Barkway First School will become one of the 180 flagship schools and communities across England that will be recognised as national leaders on food quality and food education.

Head teacher Jenny Heinzelmann said: "This is the most exciting and far-reaching opportunity that we have ever opened up to our children.

"In our five-year long partnership with Food for Life we will be able to make a lasting difference, not only to the children's knowledge of all aspects of food, but also to adults involved in the school and the wider community."

The school was selected by the new Food for Life Partnership which will be funded by the National Lottery over five years to help transform food culture in schools around England.

Abigail Tierney, Food for Life Partnership regional co-ordinator, said: "Barkway School has been selected because it is committed to giving food the priority it deserves as part of their commitment to the life-long welfare and skills of their pupils, and are willing to share their learning with other schools."

Barkway First School will receive hands-on support from Food for Life Partnership and will be aiming to achieve a Food for Life Gold Mark which will makes it one of the leading schools in the country on food culture.

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