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Pupils design a school lunch for County’s school children

Published: 14/07/2015

Two Flintshire school pupils have won a county wide competition to design a school lunch. The Design a School Lunch competition has been organised by the Flintshire School Meals Service, to celebrate how great school meals are. The winning dishes – a main and a dessert dish – will both feature on the school lunch menu for 2015/16. Children entering the competition were encouraged to individually design either a main course or a dessert. The dishes needed to incorporate aspects of The Eat Well Plate. The competition was open to all Primary pupils in Flintshire schools and was free to enter. Entries were all assessed on the recipe name, the fruit and vegetable content, the use of ingredients and the cost- dishes needed to be £2 or less per portion. The winning entries were Eben Wyn Williams, Year 5, from Ysgol Glanrafon in Mold, for his Lasagne Selsig, and Sophie Williams, Year 5, from Ysgol Derwen, Higher Kinnerton, for her Pear and Blueberry Slice. Cllr Bernie Attridge, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment recently presented both winning pupils with a £100 Argos voucher each, provided by Little Food Company, and the two winning schools have received £500 to develop the school’s canteen experience. Cllr Attridge said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for our primary school pupils to make their mark and design a school lunch which will now be available, and enjoyed, at schools across the County in the next school year. It is important that we engage with children about food, and show them how healthy meal choices can also be fun. My thanks go to all those children who took part, and congratulations in particular to the winners, Eben and Sophie, for their inspiring and creative menus.” Images Caption: Image No 7550: Councillor Attridge is pictured with Eben Wyn Williams, Cook in Charge Elaine Delaney and Healthy Eating Coordinator Laura England. Caption: Image No 7563: Councillor Attridge is pictured with Sophie Williams and Cook in Charge Nicola Chilton and Healthy Eating Coordinator Laura England