Foodie school stands out from the rest

Pupils from the school with the Duchess of Cambridge and Dave Myers
Pupils from the school with the Duchess of Cambridge and Dave Myers
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Pupils from a school in Lancashire were left starry-eyed on a recent trip to London when they represented the North West at an event in Westminster Abbey for British Food Fortnight.

Wilson’s Endowed Church of England Primary School, Over Kellet, attended the Bring Home The Harvest event last week, and the pupils bumped into a number of famous faces, including Homeland’s Damien Lewis.

They also met Hairy Biker Dave Myers, who has visited the school in the past with his Biker buddy Si King.

Wilson’s Endowed has a policy of cooking using only locally sourced ingredients, and was the only school chosen to attend the event from Cumbria, Cheshire and Lancashire.

The pupils were honoured after entering a British Food Fortnight competition to create a Harvest Hamper and their entry – The Best of the North West – stood out from the rest.

Headteacher Jo Williams said: “It was a real thrill for the school to represent the region at the event. We took a hamper which contained 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.”

Afterwards, hampers were presented to needy members of the community.