College’s celebration of food culture

Thurston Community College hold a 'Food for Life' community event on their playing field.   Selling plants - Joe Shott, Marc Turner and Kieran Collins.
Thurston Community College hold a 'Food for Life' community event on their playing field. Selling plants - Joe Shott, Marc Turner and Kieran Collins.
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Students celebrated Thurston Community College’s food culture with a varied community event.

A barbecue with local organic products, a sale of plants grown by BTEC horticulture students and stalls including Guide Dogs for the Blind were among the highlights.

It was held as part of their work towards a gold award in the Food for Life programme, which is run by the Soil Association.

If successful Thurston would be the first upper school in East Anglia to gain the top accolade.

Assistant principal Andrew Ponton said: “It was a marvellous celebration of the food culture of the school.”

n About 20 pupils worked on their interviewing skills with Sixth Form students at King Edward VI ahead of a massive joint-school project.

Three pupils from each member of the Bury Schools Partnership will take the lead in reporting their school’s sports day in words, audio and video.

They will put their work together on July 16 and 17 and all media items produced will be posted on the Partnership’s website.

The project aims to develop pupils’ literacy using the theme of sport.

n Guildhall Feoffment Primary’s Lion and Crocodile classes visited Baylham Rare Breeds Farm for their studies on different animals.

n Key Stage Two pupils at Sebert Wood Primary are to develop their tennis skills during a visit to Culford School on Monday.

Staff from Culford will then come to Sebert Wood to run tennis coaching with Key Stage One.

n A bounce and play fund-raising session was held at Thurston Primary where pupils could enjoy a range of inflatables. It was organised by the school’s friends group.

n On Tuesday afternoons, Barningham Primary is hosting transition days welcoming children due to start in September. Meanwhile, current pupils move up a class. The school’s friends group will hold its annual summer fete on Saturday June 29 from 1pm to 3pm.