Charlie’s healthy interest secures mountain bike prize at Downham Market school

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Charlie Rowe was the lucky pupil at the Nelson Academy in Downham who had his name picked out of the hat to win a brand new mountain bike from Halfords.

Staff had organised the draw in order to encourage healthy eating and it was open to all the youngsters who had a school lunch every day for three consecutive weeks.

In the picture are Lorraine Gibson (Catering Manager), Jon Matthews (Regional Manager 3663), Louise Ward (Principal) and the child who won the bike Charlie Rowe. ANL-141031-152542001

In the picture are Lorraine Gibson (Catering Manager), Jon Matthews (Regional Manager 3663), Louise Ward (Principal) and the child who won the bike Charlie Rowe. ANL-141031-152542001

The bicycle was sponsored by 3663, one of the school suppliers, and the firm’s regional manager, Jon Matthews was on hand to help with the presentation to Charlie. Joining them in the picture are the catering manager Lorraine Gibson and the school principal Louise Ward. Nelson Academy has run its own catering for several years and all meals are cooked on the premises using fresh food sourced locally. Menus are varied and always include fresh fruit and vegetables, a wide range of main courses, a jacket potato lunch option and a packed lunch option for those who prefer a cold lunch or in good weather .

The move to cater for universal free meals for Key Stage One children was a smooth transition thanks to the hard work of catering and support staff and the school now provides lunches for around 200 children a day.