Soft drinks levy cash for schools!

1 March 2017

The tireless work of sugar campaigners is already paying dividends with the government announcing  £415m funding to support a new Healthy Pupils Capital Programme. 

Schools are to receive £415 million to help pupils benefit from healthier, more active lifestyles. The funding will be made available to all state-funded schools and sixth form colleges via the local authority or direct to academies and smaller multi-academy trusts.

This is good news indeed for children as the cash is in addition to funding already allocated to breakfast clubs and for Universal Infant Free School Meals. We hope that schools will see value in spending the funds on food education programmes involving cooking and growing food to equip children with the life skills they need to lead healthier lives. You can read more here.

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Boutcher Primary School

Winter Sale Food Quality Visit

1 February 2018

This week our four Young Marketeers schools were subjected to the scrutiny of Borough’s Food Quality Panel ahead of the Winter Sale next week

A 'soup-er' success

7 February 2018

Borough Market traders were given a run for their money yesterday when four local schools set up shop for the third year of the Young Marketeers Winter Sale.

BBC Cook of the Year

24 January 2018

Nominations are now open for Cook of the Year in the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2018.