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National food award for Bolsover school

Bolsover Juniors, Gillian Marriott shares a meal with youngsters Cerys Galley and Faith Harris
Bolsover Juniors, Gillian Marriott shares a meal with youngsters Cerys Galley and Faith Harris

A primary school has won a national award for the quality of the food education it provides to pupils.

The Department for Education’s ‘School Food Achievement Award’ was presented to Bolsover Junior School for excellence in catering and food education.

Bolsover Juniors, growing for the school kitchen, Megan Galley and Kirsty Foster

Bolsover Juniors, growing for the school kitchen, Megan Galley and Kirsty Foster

It is the first ever award of its kind and was awarded to only one primary school in the whole country.

Headteacher, Rowena Herbert, said: “We see it as paramount importance that our pupils understand where their food comes from and how the choices they make in life can impact on their health and wellbeing.

“We provide a rich, enhanced curriculum in which food is at the forefront of everything including developing our pupils skills in farming and gardening.” The school provides a range of activities and events such as community lunches, gardening days, themed dinner days and ‘family to lunch days’ to signify the importance of food.

Bolsover Juniors, serving up the community lunches Cohan Wildgoose, Jessica Pearson and Teigan Vernon

Bolsover Juniors, serving up the community lunches Cohan Wildgoose, Jessica Pearson and Teigan Vernon

Bolsover Juniors, school cook Gail Boyce

Bolsover Juniors, school cook Gail Boyce