Our Head of Butchery, Dave Morland, recently spent a day doing a sausage-making masterclass with Crosby Ravensworth Primary School, a school local to Tebay Services.
The school are one of four local schools taking part in the Soil Association’s Food for Life School Award programme. The project links to the curriculum and encourages a better understanding of growing, cooking and learning to love good food, helping to make a positive ongoing contribution to the children’s health and well-being.
We’re delighted to have partnered with the Soil Association to fund the four primary schools involvement in the scheme as part of a five year charity partnership. Throughout the project we will be supporting the schools by linking them with our local producer network and engaging with them through informative food and farming related projects and activities to give the pupils a chance to enjoy learning about food and farming.
Dave’s visit was enjoyed by pupils and teachers alike. Duncan Priestley, Headteacher said;
‘We had a WONDERFUL day with Dave, he’s a natural in the classroom! The sausages were absolutely yummy! We had them the following day and although we have some fussy eaters, everyone was more than happy to gobble them up!’
Dave and our team were also thrilled when we received a written report on the day by Poppy, a Year 4 pupil at the school. Poppy has written in great detail about the benefits of eating local. Poppy writes,
‘The welfare of the animals is really good because they have not been transported hundreds of miles to come here.’
Do we have a future Butcher on our hands? We hope so! Poppy adds,
‘We all really enjoyed making sausages and today we are going to eat them!’
The day was a fantastic success for the Food for Life scheme and we can’t wait for more projects with the schools in 2018!