GAMSTON PRIMARY SCHOOL GETS COOKING THANKS TO THE FOOD EDUCAITON TRUST
The Food Education Trust (FET) has chosen Gamston Primary School in Nottinghamshire as the beneficiary of its latest donation. The donation of £200 contributed towards the purchase of a new oven for the school’s cookery club. The donation will enable the pupils of Gamston Primary School to produce and cook a wider range of dishes at the weekly cookery club held after school.
The new mobile cooker will allow all children to learn how to create delicious food from scratch. Founder of the FET, award-winning cookery writer, Romilla Arber comments, “It is important for children to learn basic cookery skills at a young age. The Food Education Trust provides donations to worthy causes, in order to promote the benefits of a home-cooked diet and teach children and adults that with a little knowledge and confidence they are able to reduce the amount of processed and pre-packed food they consume and create healthy meals from scratch on a daily basis.”
Head Teacher, David Fotherington enthuses: “Thanks to the Food Education Trust, cookery lessons at Gamston Primary School have become a lot more adventurous. Children are now able to enhance their cookery skills by producing a wider range of both sweet and savoury dishes. Prior to the donation from the Food Education Trust, children were limited to what they could create in cookery club due to the lack of an oven. The Food Education Trust has really made a huge difference to the way in which our cookery club now operates and the children are overjoyed!”
With cuts in government funding The Food Education Trust delivers much needed support and advice to schools and education establishments and has equipped thousands of children and adults with essential cooking skills. In the three years since it began it has touched the lives of over 25,000 people. The charity is funded by sales of Romilla’s cookery books “What’s for Dinner?” and the award-winning “What’s for Dinner? Second Helpings” both are available to purchase in all good bookshops and online at www.amazon.co.uk
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