Pupils enjoy an extravaganza of food-related activities at Bury St Edmunds school

Headteacher Heidi Franklin with TA Karen Price and Natalie Heath Y5 class teacher and Amanda Bloomfield CEO Gatehouse'Abbots Green Primary School in Bury is hosting a varied programme of activities in and out of school for its 'Street Feast Extravaganza'. There will be a visit to Gatehouse on Wednesday.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-151021-190224009
Headteacher Heidi Franklin with TA Karen Price and Natalie Heath Y5 class teacher and Amanda Bloomfield CEO Gatehouse'Abbots Green Primary School in Bury is hosting a varied programme of activities in and out of school for its 'Street Feast Extravaganza'. There will be a visit to Gatehouse on Wednesday.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-151021-190224009
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A Bury St Edmunds school has enjoyed a ‘street feast extravaganza’ of food-related activities.

During the themed week, Abbots Green Primary, in Airfield Road, welcomed visitors such as professional chefs, Anglian Water, Karen Cannard from The Rubbish Diet, West Suffolk College and the US military.

Infusions4Chefs visited Abbots Green Primary School ANL-151026-153032001

Infusions4Chefs visited Abbots Green Primary School ANL-151026-153032001

Amanda Bloomfield, chief executive of Gatehouse, spoke to Key Stage 2 about the charity’s foodbank, which Year 5 pupils later visited to lend a helping hand.

They managed to sort more than 1,000 tins into 27 boxes and produced 96 hampers ready for distribution over the Christmas period.

Children also went to Infusions4Chefs and Tesco during the week. Meanwhile, Year 5 worked on an enterprise project which included pitching their ideas for healthy fruit smoothies to a panel of judges following the theme of BBC show Dragon’s Den.

The week culminated in a food market for which classes produced a range of edible goodies to sell to their families.

Pupils enjoy a tour of a kitchen ANL-151026-153021001

Pupils enjoy a tour of a kitchen ANL-151026-153021001

Head Heidi Franklin said: “The involvement with the food bank has been particularly emotive for both children and staff and has been an important part of the children’s social and moral development.” She thanked all of those who contributed.

Pupils at Abbots Green Primary School enjoyed a variety of activities as part of their 'Street Feast Extravaganza' ANL-151026-153043001

Pupils at Abbots Green Primary School enjoyed a variety of activities as part of their 'Street Feast Extravaganza' ANL-151026-153043001