Children at Newington Community Primary School have enjoyed a tasty and nutritious start to the school year.
To help launch their new topic on Ancient Greece this term, Year 5 pupils took on the challenge of creating their own Greek salads.
Each child independently used the kitchen equipment to cut up the ingredients before assembling their salads. They also discussed each ingredient’s “food miles” – how far they travel and from which country to reach their kitchen.
Seasonal and imported products were also studied as part of their learning.
Local producer Thanet Earth Salads meant Newington’s young ‘chefs’ received a large quantity of fresh produce which they were allowed to take home and share with their families after their tasks.
Director Hannah Tudor said: “It was hugely beneficial for us to connect with the local community and we were delighted by the generosity of Thanet Earth in providing enough fresh ingredients for all the promotion and staff.
“It is essential that our children understand where their food comes from and are equipped with the essential skills needed to be able to prepare their own healthy food.
“Keeping children healthy – both mentally and physically – is a top priority at Newington and we take as many opportunities as possible to teach them the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
“Our kitchen team prepares healthy and balanced dishes every day. Encouraging good nutrition is part of our ongoing focus on well-being, and hands-on learning helps strengthen this initiative.