We Help Show 18,000 Pupils That The ‘Planet Matters’
The idea behind the day was to provide interactive activities that help children find out how they can play their part in helping protect the planet.
“Planet Matters Day is a great showcase of how school and caterer can come together to promote ways in which we can all help look after the environment.” says Operations Director, Sharon Linney.
One such activity was our plate waste campaign led by superhero, Captain Wasteless (pictured right). “Developed with younger pupils in mind, Captain Wasteless is helping us to reduce waste going to landfill.”
“The day was also about helping to educate children in understanding where their food comes from. As such, we are supporting many of our clients establish or create a school garden. Produce grown by the pupils can then be used within the kitchen, offering the children the chance to see the results and their hard work appear on the menu.”
Pupils at Four Oaks Primary School in Davy Street, Liverpool (pictured left) have already established a school garden. “Each week pupils from the cookery club and the speech and language class tend to the various herbs and vegetables learning about where their food comes from. Once the produce is ready, our catering team will include some of the produce within the menu for all the pupils and staff to try.”
Mrs Horsman, Speech & Language Teacher from Four Oaks Primary School said “The children really enjoy getting involved with the school garden and seeing all the vegetables and herbs grow each day. We are all really looking forward to working with the ABsolutely Catering team and seeing some of what the children have grown appear on the menu.”