Food For Life

Corn snakes and wriggly worms – all in a day’s work in Cambridgeshire

Posted By: Food for Life

Wed 21 Sep 2016

FEATURED POST Carrie Bewick, Cambridgeshire Programme Manager

Today I had the pleasure of meeting two new Food for Life schools in Cambridgeshire: Great Paxton CE Primary School and Crosshall Infant School Academy Trust. Both have made the most of Cambridgeshire County Council funded Food for Life School Awards packages and are committed to supporting great food culture and healthy choices in their schools. Visiting a school and meeting staff and pupils is one of the great joys in our roles as Local Programme Managers around the country. 

I was particularly impressed by the well-tended and productive fruit and vegetable garden and recycled bottle greenhouse at Great Paxton. Their tomatoes are certainly more fruitful than mine this year! However, what I wasn’t expecting when I set off was to come face to face with a tarantula, two geckos and two snakes with the pre-school. Did you know you can see straight through a gecko’s head and out the other side as there is nothing in between the ears? School is never dull!

The wriggling continued with a delicious plate of Spaghetti Bolognese and salad for lunch at Crosshall, with their new reception pupils. There were many clean plates and happy, Bolognese covered faces - including mine! It was a pleasure to meet the staff and catering team at Crosshall, who have a great relationship with their pupils and cook tasty meals to match. 

I look forward to working with these and all Food for Life schools in Cambridgeshire this term and welcome interest in further funded packages from schools in the county. 

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