North Lancs school representing the region at British Food Fortnight event (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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North Lancs school representing the region at British Food Fortnight event
11:14am Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
A NORTH Lancashire school has been chosen to represent the North West at a national food event.
Teachers and pupils from Wilson’s Endowed Church of England Primary school, Over Kellet, will head to Westminster Abbey where British Food Fortnight will be celebrated on October 16.
The school have a policy of cooking using only locally sourced ingredients and in the past have received visits from The Hairy Bikers and well-known chef Nigel Howarth from Northcote Manor, in Lancashire.
They were picked to attend after entering a competition to create a Harvest Hamper and their entry – The Best of the North West – obviously stood out from the rest.
It consisted of lots of local produce, including herbs from the school garden and locally-made apple relish.
Headteacher Jo Williams said: “It is a real thrill for the school to represent the region at the event in London which coincides with harvest time. We will be taking our hamper with us, containing food that represents our region as well as produce grown by the children.
“We believe our children should know where their food comes from and we encourage them to celebrate local food by using locally-sourced ingredients in their cookery classes.”
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