RIDGEWAY PRIMARY ACADEMY NEWS
Ridgeway Primary Academy has qualified for another year’s Let's Get Cooking Accreditation.
Funded by the Big Lottery, Let's Get Cooking is part of the Children's Food Trust which has set up a national network of healthy cooking clubs in schools. It aims to develop and support healthy cooking skills for children and their families.
In order to gain the accreditation, Ridgeway runs cooking sessions and events, involving both children and their parents. In small groups, the children learn all about healthy eating, food hygiene and get hands on experience of preparing and cooking all sorts of food. Jane Duffin, who runs the groups, said, "We always have a waiting list for the sessions and we're pleased to hear that the children are taking their recipes and skills home with them and trying new things. It's a good way to slowly introduce the children to new foods too." The accreditation gives the school access to activity packs, over 300 healthy recipes, online resources, special offers and competitions. It also means that the school has access to nationally recognised training courses to ensure that the children continue to get the best support possible for these activities.
The school has also recently set up a Gardening Club for the children which is run by Gaye Taylor (the school’s cook) and Mrs Duffin, to grow food which the school can use in its meals.