This week sees the school celebrating British Food Fortnight and there are assemblies, tutor time activities, special events and competitions running through the week.

British Food Fortnight is held in the autumn at the same time as harvest festival, and is the biggest annual, national celebration of British food and drink. It was established in the wake of the Foot and Mouth crisis, in response to the fact that, though there are numerous food initiatives, projects and events taking place across Britain, there was no overall flagship event to bring them to the public’s attention.

The assemblies this week see a ‘Ready ! Steady ! Cook !’ experience where two pairs of a teacher and a student competing to come up with the best meal in 15mins from a selection of largely British ingredients. The students get to smell the cooking food, as they are told about the key features of British food and diet, and get to taste and vote for the best creation at the end.

Lottie Hearn, Assistant Headteacher, said: “This is an important week for celebrating British identity and the opportunity to bring the sights, sounds and smells of British food cooking into our assembly rota was too good to miss. The ingredients provided offer a number of healthy meals so the assemblies are very much about learning alongside fun.”