Children learn to tuck in to best of British

Pupils at St Andrew's Primary School, North Pickenham enjoy a roast dinner ,with beef and potatoes from Necton and cabbage and parsnip from the school garden, as part national roast dinner day. LtoR - Sophie Scott, Jason Sayers, Trinity Potton, Summer Dye, Tommy Baker, Seth Clarke and teacher Victoria Norris
Pupils at St Andrew's Primary School, North Pickenham enjoy a roast dinner ,with beef and potatoes from Necton and cabbage and parsnip from the school garden, as part national roast dinner day. LtoR - Sophie Scott, Jason Sayers, Trinity Potton, Summer Dye, Tommy Baker, Seth Clarke and teacher Victoria Norris
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ROAST Dinner Day 2011 was celebrated with appetite by pupils of St Andrew’s School in North Pickenham.

Youngsters tucked into roast beef and potatoes sourced from Necton and parsnip and cabbage picked from the school’s own garden.

A roast dinner prepared in the school’s own kitchen by cook Caroline Meachen and assistant Clare Hughson is a weekly treat for the pupils.

This week, the day was changed to Wednesday to coincide with a national Food For Life event aimed at encouraging schools to serve healthy, locally produced food.

Headteacher Jeni Barnacle said: “Our roast dinners are fantastic and local residents come into school on a regular basis to enjoy them as well.”

Roast Dinner Day was an ideal opportunity to thank the school’s cooking staff for their hard work.

Mrs Barnacle also praised pupils for their willingness to sample their home-grown vegetables. “Over the past six years or so we have increased the range of food they eat. They all have a taste and we don’t see huge amounts of waste,” she said.