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New fun club is veggie good idea for schools

Freshtime development chef John Kermode and managing director Mark Newton with some of the pupils in the new club. DJ

Freshtime development chef John Kermode and managing director Mark Newton with some of the pupils in the new club. DJ

Pupils at a Boston primary school have been the first to join a new club to learn about how vegetables grow and what goes on in a food factory.

Youngsters at Boston West Academy, were the first-ever members of the Freshtime Fun Club, when it was launched by the company at the school recently.

The project aims to encourage healthy eating and teach children about the food that’s grown on their doorstep.

About 240 pupils were enrolled as part of a whole term of vegetable-related activities.

Freshtime development chef John Kermode and managing director Mark Newton visited the school.

Mr Newton said: “It was wonderful to meet such an energetic and knowledgeable group of children and to fire their enthusiasm for the activities we’ve got coming up this term.

“We’re going to have a lot of fun showing them more about where their food comes from and we’re looking forward to working with more schools next year.”

As part of the project Freshtime is providing the children with regular snack packs of fresh vegetables throughout the term, balloons, bookmarks, badges and a monthly activity sheet.

The firm is also donating equipment for the school’s allotment and polytunnel and on June 19 younger pupils will visit the factory on Marsh Lane.

Later that day older pupils will take part in a Dragons’ Den-style competition and pitch recipe ideas to a 
judging panel.

 

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