Pupils set for cooks challenge final


Children from Osgodby Primary School will take part in the final of a Lincolnshire County Council cookery challenge tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5.

Following a county-wide contest in January, students will have the chance to cook a healthy two-course meal for a panel of judges – including Masterchef’s Eamonn Hunt, a Lincolnshire County Council eating consultant and a representative from the Lincolnshire Cooperative, at Bishop Grosseteste University.

All students at the winning school will get the opportunity to enjoy the top meal courtesy of Lincolnshire County Council’s Children’s Health team. The winning school will also receive a £50 voucher from the Lincolnshire Cooperative, with runners-up receiving £25 vouchers.

Children’s Health Team Programme Officer Denise Hornsey said: “The competition is a great way for children to actively learn about healthy eating. They will research their own recipes, choose their own Fairtrade, local and wholesome ingredients, and get the chance to prepare foods that taste good and are good for them.”

The winning school’s menu will be prepared as a hot school lunch for the whole student body.