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