In response to pupil voice, we continuously work on improving our school dining experience. Our school council have met with our head chef David, to discuss meal choices and are currently in consultation with him about the possibility of having healthy condiments to accompany the dinner options.
The Eco Warriors have been working hard to grow their own fruits and vegetables and in collaboration with David and Mrs Beco, these have been enthusiastically harvested, cooked and regularly eaten by our pupils. Many children have even had the pleasure of cooking for themselves. Reception, for example, made a delicious Gruffalo crumble (apple crumble).
We are very proud to hold our Healthy School Status; this is embedded into our whole creative curriculum. Healthy eating is an integral part of staying active and healthy. All classes take part in the daily mile and our healthy school meals exceed the school food standards. Our meals are freshly prepared and cooked from scratch using fresh locally sourced produce, wherever possible, including vegetables grown by the children on our school grounds. If you choose to send your child with a packed lunch this must adhere to our healthy schools standards.
At Hogarth, being environmentally friendly is very important to us and part of our Eco School Status. We have a zero waste policy in the kitchen and any food waste is recycled to help feed the animals in our local community. We donate all of our waste vegetables to our local farm and horses. Any protein scraps are used to feed foxes and badgers via a local volunteer project.
We take pride in using recyclable products to minimise plastic use.
Our dedicated kitchen staff often arrange special themed dinners, for example at Christmas, Easter and other occasions. These themed days are always good fun and great value.
In consultation with the kitchen staff, the children have also enjoyed some special themed dinners, for example, a delicious Super Mario meal.