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Students Cook Up A Storm for British Food Fortnight

Pool Hayes Academy students have once again risen to the challenge of British Food Fortnight. The students and staff joined together in a veritable smorgasbord of activities ranging from The Heads of Year ‘Taste it Different’ challenge to the House decorating competition.

One of the highlights of the week was the Year Nine Master Chef competition where students produced a dazzling array of dishes. Mrs Hale, Head of Food, praised the students’ efforts: “To see students able to produce such wonderful plates of food was fantastic and shows how hard students work in their lessons.”

The events also had a serious side with students reflecting upon real world food issues and raising money for the charity ‘Feed the Hungry’. It’s to their credit that enough was raised to send nearly 5000 meals to hungry families in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Nicaragua. Again students rose to the challenge and worked together to pack the meals up into dozens of boxes ready to be sent out.

Mr Costello, Head of Business Studies reflected: “It was a fantastic effort. Students showed that they can make a real difference in the world.”

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